Nigerians from all walks of life have taken to social media to celebrate Leah Sharibu as she marks her 16th birthday in Boko Haram captivity.
Leah Sharibu, alongside over 100 girls, was abducted from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state on February 19, 2018.
While the other girls have been released, Leah remained in captivity for “refusing to renounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam”.
Despite repeated claims by the Federal Government that she’d soon be released, the teenager remains in Boko Haram captivity, where she’s celebrating another birthday.
And Nigerians have continued to stand with her, celebrating the schoolgirl who refused to be cowed by Jihadists.
Here are some tweets celebrating her…
Happy 16th birthday to you LEAH SHARIBU…May your 16th birthday blessing from God be your quick release from boko haram captivity. May your unshakable faith save you in Jesus Name amen. pic.twitter.com/ErntzhaPEB
— cornelius okafor (@D_SEKA_OF_TRUT) May 14, 2019
Happy Birthday the warrior in the faith, Leah Sharibu
You are not forgotten, you live in our hearts because you represent what we are and are not as a nation. #FreeLeahSharibu pic.twitter.com/cwpGiaWvlx
— #StopBrainDrainFromNigeria (@MOAdanu) May 14, 2019
Happy 16th birthday to Leah Sharibu.
— Governor Dankwambo (@HEDankwambo) May 14, 2019
Dear Leah Sharibu,
My friends, Senators @BenMurrayBruce and Ali Ndume, along with @OfficialBovi and award winning flutist, Tee Mac Omatsola, join me and members of the #RenosNuggets family to say #Happy16THBirthDayLeahSharibu
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) May 14, 2019
She went to school but her desk is still empty. #SheIsSixteenToday.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) May 14, 2019
Happy 16th Birthday to an Amazon. Leah, a young girl who replays the faith of the Matyrs in this new age. The History of Christianity in Nigeria will not be complete without you, Leah Sharibu. #FreeLeahSharibu pic.twitter.com/9HBMKPoxX2
— #FreeLeahSharibu OONI OF ABUJA🔴 (@Deji_OoniAbj) May 14, 2019
Happy 16th birthday, Leah Sharibu!
We would be happier to 've u back!
Ur family misses you.
Ur sch desk misses you.
The world prays for ur safe return.#BringBackOurLeah,@MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @bukolasaraki
Cc: @obyezeks @julietkego @AishaYesufu @YarKafanchan @EiENigeria pic.twitter.com/zbkf8u2yAc
— Betty Abah #BringBackOurGirls 5 yrs on! (@bettyabah) May 14, 2019
Happy birthday daughter of faith, a girl whom I pray to be like in the midst of challenges "LEAH SHARIBU". I wish you long life and fulfillment of destiny. I pray that our Lord Jesus Christ gives you freedom soon in Jesus Name, Amen. pic.twitter.com/L7IM8kO29I
— Emeka (@Emeka85108329) May 14, 2019
This is the young lady who refused to deny Jesus Christ even at the point of her facing death.
— Ifeteka (@Ifetekaome) May 14, 2019
— Anne Addeh (@AddehAnne) May 14, 2019