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Leah Sharibu Hits 2 Years in Captivity, Reports of Birth Emerge

Today marks two years since Leah Sharibu and 109 other girls were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, Nigeria by the Islamic State West Africa province branch of Boko Haram. Leah is the only remaining girls from that incident who is still in captivity. She continues to be held by this terrorist group because she has been unwilling to recant her faith in Christ.

In the past month, reports have arisen that Leah was forcefully married to a commander in Boko Haram. She has since given birth to a child according to Ahmad Salkida, a reporter who has access to the group. SAlkida stated on twitter, “Why, I wonder, do we pretend that leaving Leah behind won’t result in pregnancy? Since the terror group announced condemning her to slavery, is there any step or collective focus on preventing similar occurrences? She’s a mother, but I don’t know about the gender of the baby.” Sadly, it is likely that this report is true. Boko Haram is known to use rape, torture and forced marriages against young women who they capture.

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