Prensa | Sáb, 08/09/2018 - 09:32
THE ORGANISATION DENOUNCES THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA
CitizenGO delivered 131,004 signatures to the embassies of Nigeria of 7 countries asking for the liberation of a Christian girl
-Thousands of persons from four continents have supported the online request #FreedomForSharibu where they ask the African leader Muhammadu Buhari to do everything possible to end Leah Sharibu's captivity, who remains in the hands of terrorist group Boko Haram since last February.
-The 6th of September was the 200th days since Leah was kidnapped from her school and because of this, a school desk is being used as a reminder of where where, who is only 15, should be.
LONDON, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018. This Friday, the international organization CitizenGO has delivered more than 131,000 citizens' signatures of numerous countries to the High Comissioner of Nigeria as United Kingdom, Poland and Kenya asking the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, to take decisive action to liberate the young woman Leah Sharibu.
Attached image of the delivery of signatures in the High Comissión of Nigeria in London.
Attached image of the delivery of signatures in the High Comissión of Nigeria in Varsaw.
The action has formed a part of the campaign #FreedomForSharibu taking place this Friday in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, England, France, Poland and Kenya to remember Leah who has refused to resign her Christian faith, and has, for this reason, been held prisoner whilst her classmates have been released.
You can learn about he initiative #FreedomForSharibu of CitizenGO, which has spread in Africa, America, Asia and Europe, here.
"For 200 days, Leah has been kidnapped by the terrorist Islamic group Boko Haram. The rest of the girls who were kidnapped have been liberated, but Leah continues in their hands for not having resigned her faith", said Ignacio Arsuaga, president of CitizenGO at the edge of the Nigerian embassy in Madrid.
Christian persecution in Nigeria
In the request the signatories ask the African leader Muhammadu Buhari to do everything possible in order to free Leah Sharibu and ask him also "to promise to put end to the pursuit of so many innocent Christians in Nigeria".
Leah Sharibu was 14 years old when the terrorists kidnapped her together with more than one hundred girls of the school in Dapchi, population placed to the North-East of Nigeria. Five of them died and the rest they were liberated after their parents promised not to take them any more to the school. Nevertheless, Boko Haram refused to liberate Leah, since she remained firm in her Christian faith.
"After more than seven months in captivity, the hope of the parents of Leah is becoming exhausted", Ignacio Arsuaga has detailed. "The president Muhammadu Buhari has assured us via Twitter that he will do everything possible to recover Leah. We want to give him all these messages that remind him of these commitment and force him to fulfill his commitments".