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NIGERIA: One Year of Captivity for Leah Sharibu

On 19 February 2018, at 5:30pm, Boko Haram entered the town of Dapchi, Nigeria, wearing military uniforms and driving trucks mounted with machine guns. They approached the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC) and ordered 110 schoolgirls to enter their trucks. They then disappeared

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Project: Wurin Alheri Children’s Crisis Care

Voice of the Martyrs, with the help of our supporters, has been able to help fund a children’s crisis care centre in Wurin Alheri, Nigeria. The centre provides education (Christian, academic and vocational), medical care and a loving and nurturing Christian environment for children and

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NIGERIA: Aid Worker Killed; Leah “Slave for Life”

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the Boko Haram faction currently holding 15-year-old Leah Sharibu, has released a statement claiming to have executed a second Red Cross aid worker during the past month. In the statement, the group claimed that Hauwa Leman, along with Saifura

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NIGERIA: Leah Sharibu Still in Captivity for Her Faith

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Leah Sharibu is still being held by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. It has been 120 days since the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls. Sadly, Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl among them, is still in

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NIGERIA: Army Rescues 1,000 Boko Haram Captives

After a week-long battle, the Nigerian Army has freed nearly 1,000 people from Boko Haram captivity. The operation by the military, led to the deaths of over 50 terrorists. The operation, which began 28 April is still ongoing, Nigerian military spokesman Texas Chukwu told CNN.

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NIGERIA: Missing Chibok Girls Feared Dead

After relatives and activists commemorated on Saturday the 4th anniversary of the Chibok girls’ kidnapping, there are now fears that many of over 100 girls still missing will never return home. Of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on 14 April 2014, 57 escaped,

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NIGERIA: Kidnapped Leah Sends Message Home

Leah Sharibu, the Nigerian Christian girl still being held captive by Boko Haram, reportedly asked her released friends to pass her mother a message, which read: “My mother you should not be disturbed. I know it is not easy missing me, but I want to

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NIGERIA: Christian Girl Remains Captive

A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam. Leah Sharibu was among 111 schoolgirls who were kidnapped on 19 February from the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the north-eastern town of

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Discipleship Training Centre and Dormitory

Voice of the Martyrs has helped to fund a discipleship training centre and dormitory in Nigeria. The facility houses new Christians, primarily Muslim converts who have come from various parts of Nigeria. Many have suffered severe persecution from their own families and communities. Some are

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NIGER: Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped

The teenage daughter of a pastor was kidnapped on 16 October in Diffa, south-eastern Niger, in what appears to be the first targeted kidnapping of a Christian by Boko Haram-affiliated militants in the West African nation. Aphodiya Garba Maida, 17, daughter of a pastor with

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CAMEROON: Eight Children Killed, Six Kidnapped

After a period of relative calm, the Far North region of Cameroon, along the Nigerian border, has witnessed an upsurge of attacks by Boko Haram. On 17 August, a church elder was killed in a night raid carried out by the radical Islamist group on

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Once a Terrorist

For three years Bahdri Diallo killed Christians and raided villages in northern Nigeria as a member of Boko Haram. Then, one day, he recalled a memory from his youth. A flashback of his younger brother’s innocence revived the guilt and anguish which had quietly consumed

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NIGERIA: Freed Chibok Girls Held

Elizabeth waited three years for Boko Haram to release her youngest daughter, 20-year-old Mariam. Today, months after Mariam gained her freedom, Elizabeth is still waiting to bring her daughter home. Government officials are holding Mariam and the other 81 girls released with her in Nigeria’s

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SOMALIA: Al-Shabaab Increases Terror Attacks

Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabaab has overtaken Nigeria’s Boko Haram as Africa’s deadliest militant group, according to new figures from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). The data, compiled by the Africa Centre for Strategic Studies, showed that al-Shabaab was responsible for 4,281

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NIGERIA: Three Years of Agony for Chibok Parents

For the families of the 195 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from their dormitories three years ago, grief and despair have been compounded by fear, as the perpetrators of their agony continue to terrorise their town and carry out further abductions with impunity. Since Boko Haram jihadists

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Faith That Endures

When Boko Haram fighters stormed Regina Wilson’s village on 24 October 2014, she was ready to meet them. For several years, she had heard stories about Boko Haram’s brutal attacks on Christian villages in northern Nigeria. She knew that her village in Adamawa state —

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Please Remember Her Name

More than two years ago, I was handed a slip of paper with the name “Nguba Buba” on it. Nguba Buba. Remember her name, please. Nguba Buba was one of the 276 girls kidnapped on 14 April 2014 by Boko Haram militants who stormed her

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NIGERIA: Happy to ‘Be Back’ But Talk of Captivity

The released 21 Chibok girls met President Buhari at his villa in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja on 19 October. The girls released by Boko Haram the week before, met President Buhari to thank him personally for his part in their release. Addressing a crowd at the

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