Dapchi schoolgirls: Catholic Bishop, Ezeokafor to meet Leah Sharibu’s parents


The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor has revealed that he plans to meet with parents of abducted Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu who refused to convert to Islam on the prompting of Boko Haram terrorists.

Sharibu was among the 110 girls who were kidnapped by the terrorists from their school in Yobe State, but was not among the 104 freed by the sect, over her refusal to dump her Christian faith.

Ezeokafor, who spoke at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, said he hoped to see Leah and her family personally.

He described Leah as a living saint, who had done what most Christian adults would not do.

“She has shown that she was faithful. What she did is what many adult Christians would not do,” he said.

The Bishop charged the federal government and security agents to double their efforts in getting the young girl freed from her abductors.

“If they can release her colleagues, why can’t they release Leah?

“Nigeria is meant for us all. We should always remember that our country is a secular state where Christianity, Islam and other religious beliefs hold sway. therefore, none should be given preferential treatment.

“We are appealing to those still holding this innocent girl to use this Easter period to reunite her with her family members. It also shows that her parents trained her in the ways of God,” Bishop Ezeokafor said.


Source link

More News

President Buhari to Embark on Eight-Day Visit to Saudi Arabia, Perform Umrah

On Tuesday morning, President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an eight-day state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to perform...

Senator-Elect Yar’Adua Commits to Delivering Change for Katsina Central District

Senator-elect Abdul’aziz Yar’Adua of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Katsina Central Senatorial District has vowed to deliver on his campaign promises to the...

Police Arrest Suspect in Brutal Killing of Pregnant Girlfriend in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested Philibus Ibrahim, who allegedly strangled his pregnant girlfriend, 22-year-old Theresa Yakubu, in Tudun Wada Local Government Area...

2023 Polls: Group warns Governor Matawalle over inciting comments, blaming Nigerian military

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER), a Civil Society Organisation, has accused Governor Bello Matawalle of displaying undemocratic tendencies following his...