The jihadist terror group Boko Haram continued to hold a Christian schoolgirl captive after 85 days for refusing to renounce her faith and convert to Islam after she turned 15 this week.
Leah Sharibu, one of the 110 girls Boko Haram kidnapped from their school in northeast Nigeria’s Dapchi region on February 19, recently turned 15 while in captivity.
Nigeria’s Premium Times reported this week, “The kidnapped teenage student, Leah Sharibu, will on Monday mark her 15th birthday in the custody of her captors.
Rebecca recently told CNN that Boko Haram “said she should turn to Muslim before” they can let her go “and then she said she would never do that.”
On several occasions, including while Leah has been captive, the Nigerian government falsely claimed to have defeated Boko Haram.