How Social Media Has Helped Keep Leah Sharibu In Our Hearts


Leah Sharibu came into the limelight after she was held by Boko Haram for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. She was one of the 110 schoolgirls that were abducted on February 19, 2018, from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Bulabulin, Yobe State.

Most of the Dapchi girls were released by the 21st of March, 2018, except Leah Sharibu. Her parents were told that Boko Haram had decided not to release their daughter unless she renounced her Christian faith.

Sadly, since the abduction and release of most of the girls between February and March of 2018, Leah has still not been released from Boko Haram custody. While it seems like the government has not been doing anything to help her cause, Twitter users have refused to stop talking about freeing Leah Sharibu. Subsequently, the hashtag #freeleahsharibu has been trending alongside #leahsharibu.

Here’s what I’ve been angry about:
Leah Sharibu has been abducted for 221 days now.
We as a people haven’t done enough for her return. Leah is one of us.
Please Retweet #FreeLeahSharibu

— Free Leah Sharibu (@elharsh) September 28, 2018

Eventually, the buzz slowed down a bit but for Twitter influencers and …read more

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