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PPA Join Churches Nationwide To Celebrate Leah Sharibu’s 16th Birthday


Palace of Priests Assembly (PPA), Abuja will tomorrow join other Churches nationwide to celebrate the 16th birthday of Leah Sharibu. Leah is one of the 110 teenage girls abducted by the group of insurgents who invaded the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state in February 19, 2018.

Tomorrow will mark 449 days of Leah in captivity. Part of the celebration programme is a peaceful march from the National Christian Centre, Abuja to the Unity Fountain Park where activities to mark the birthday would unfold.

Leah’s ordeal is a testimony of faith, resilience and courage in the face of rabid intolerance by forces opposed to peace and religious tolerance in Nigeria. PPA recalls that the other girls were released long ago because they were not Christians, or they agreed to renounce Christianity.

PPA is calling on the federal government to immediately resume the negotiation for her unconditional release and we call on all men and women of goodwill in Nigeria and across the world to also put pressure on the government to work on her speedy release today to mark her birthday.

PPA is also calling on all Nigerians to call, send messages, emails to law makers in the National Assembly to join forces with the federal government to ensure that Leah is released without delay.

For further details, contact:
Tive Denedo
Programme Manager
Priests Peace and Justice Initiative
Abuja, Nigeria

PPA is using the occasion of the birthday to urge the Federal Government to expedite actions that can lead to the release of Leah.

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