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Group launches twitter campaign for Leah Sharibu


The Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) will tomorrow stage a social media campaign calling for the release of Leah Sharibu, one of the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram in February from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.

Team Leader, Africa and Middle East, CSW, Khataza Gondwe, in a statement, said: “Monday, May 14, will be Leah’s 15th birthday, and CSW has planned a solidarity action to raise the profile of her case.

We will be sending out an official tweet to mark the day, which we are asking people to retweet, so we can get #FreeLeah trending.


“We are also asking people to send their own tweets using #FreeLeah along with #Dapchgirls, and if possible, attach a picture of themselves holding A4 or A3 signs with the words “#FreeLeah” on them, which we will retweet. Similar actions can also be taken via Facebook.

“Please join us in standing in solidarity with this courageous young girl, in calling for her release and in upholding her right to freedom of religion or belief and education.”

It would be recalled that on March 21, Boko Haram returned 104 of the 110 girls, alongside two other abductees, a male and a female. The returning students claimed five of the students died, while Leah was held back for refusing to denounce her religion and put on a hijab.

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