Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu has called for the release of Leah Sharibu, the Christian Dapchi girl that was kidnapped by members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect in Nigeria.
Leah Sharibu alongside 110 other girls were abducted from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi, in Yobe state on February 19, 2018.
The others have been set free leaving Leah behind because she rejected a condition of renouncing her faith and becoming Muslim in order to gain her freedom.
Sharing the video by Onyeka Onwenu on Facebook, Ben Murray Bruce wrote:
”Please watch and share this moving moving appeal by music superstar, Onyeka Onwenu for the release of Leah Sharibu. Leah has been held for too long just for refusing to convert. The Quran itself says “there is no compulsion in religion”, so#BringBackOurLeah.”
Watch the Video:
Recollect that the President of the ECWA Church had earlier called for the release of Leah Sharibu and that she should at the same time be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her incarceration.
“We are also still calling for intensified action by the Federal Government to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls and of recent, Leah Sharibu, who is being held captive by Boko Haram, for the singular reason that she has refused to deny her faith in our saviour and Lord Jesus Christ.”
According to him, Leah deserves a Nobel prize for her strength of spirit and courage in the midst of “pain and suffering”.
“We call on the international community to act on behalf of Leah Sharibu like they did Malala Yousfzai.