By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN), across the South-West of the country, marks the 16th year birthday of Leah Sharibu, at the ECWA Church, Alagbaka, Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday.
Leah Sharibu, is one of the Dapchi school girls that was kidnapped two years ago by the members of Boko Haram, who still believe that western education is bad, therefore invaded the school and abducted hundreds of the young school girls.
Ondo state CAN Chairman, Ayo Oladapo, who said that, Leah Sharibu should be celebrated at any point in time for her courage and doggedness. He said further that, all Nigerians should endeavour to pray for the little girl in the hands of the kidnappers, who have refused releasing the innocent girl for two years now.
He also said further that the Federal Government should not turn deaf hears to the plights of Nigerians over the release of Leah.
According to him, “The federal Government of Nigeria should as a matter of urgency, do everything possible within its reach to fast track the release of the little girl ,who clocks 16 years today.
“Christian Association Of Nigeria is marking the birthday of our beloved sister , and daughter, who clocks 16 today and as well in the hands of her abductors since 2017, we therefore, use this avenue to pray to God for her release because we know that she is still alive,” Oladapo said.
Leah Sharibu was kidnapped along her school mates at Dapchi girls Secondary school, Bauchi State in 2017, which some have been released from the abductors and Leah Sharibu ,held hostage since then.