Leah Sharibu who was one of the girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Dapchi has clocked 16 years in detention and Nigerians have taken to social media to send their congratulations.
Leah was one of the more than 100 girls abducted from their school, Government Girls’ Science and Technical College by the terrorists in Dapchi, Yobe state.
While other girls were ultimately, released, Leah was held back for reportedly refusing to renounce her Christianity faith.
On Tuesday, May 14, Nigerians took to social media to celebrate her birthday. While many prayed for her safe return, others used the opportunity to charge the federal government to intensify effort to rescue to young school girl.
Read reactions from Nigerians below:
— #TotalGossips (@total_gossips) May 14, 2019
happy birthday to a genuine lover of Christ, a champion of the gospel and the poster child of faith,loyalty and dedication..Happy birthday LEAH SHARIBU
— Eleojo (@D_Barnicle) May 14, 2019
She went to school but her desk is still empty. #SheIsSixteenToday.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) May 14, 2019
Happy Birthday Leah Sharibu, We appreciate your courage to stand by the Lord side. God Almighty will surely set you free. Remain Blessed.
— Ani Stella (@anistella20201) May 14, 2019
Happy birthday Leah Sharibu. … praying and believing your story will have a happy ending. Thank you for the sacrifice you are making for your faith in God…..
— albert galo eterame (@eterame_galo) May 14, 2019