Abuja, 22 February, 2022 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The parents of Leah Sharibu, a Nigerian teenager who was kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Northeastern Nigeria, are suffering, knowing that their daughter remains “fragile and abandoned” in captivity, Catholic Pontifical and charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said.
In a Monday, February 21 report, ACN Portugal says that little is known about the health of Leah who the Nigerian government has promised to rescue.
“It is hard to imagine the suffering that Leah Sharibu’s parents have been going through during these long days of captivity, knowing her fragile and abandoned in the midst of one of the most fearsome terrorist groups today,” ACN Portugal says.
“There is not much data about her health condition and whereabouts,” the charity Foundation reports about the girl who was kidnapped from her school in Dapchi, and adds, “The most recent information that the ACN Foundation obtained from Gideon Para-Mallan (a Pastor in Nigeria), very close to the young Christian’s family, indicates that she is alive.”
Pastor Gideon, who ACN Portugal says meets with Leah’s family “with frequency”, said that the teenager’s parents remain “steadfast and full of faith that one day they will see their daughter” in freedom.