Lagos - Open Doors, the advocacy group
supporting persecuted Christians globally, is mobilizing support to reunite one
of the 47 Chibok schoolgirls that escaped kidnap by the Boko Haram sect in 2014
with her family.
The young woman, identified as Esther, is currently staying
with a Good Samaritan in the Plateau State.
Initially, she was sent to an internally displaced people's
camp in Yola, Adamawa State, for her safety, while her parents remained living
However, due to incessant attacks from Boko Haram, they were
forced to flee across the border to Cameroon.
Meanwhile, Esther was taken to Jos, the Plateau capital,
where a family offered to take her in and pay for her education.
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Due to economic difficulties, however, they were unable to
fulfil their promises and she was reportedly asked to leave to look for her own
This has been an impossible task for the young single girl
in such a dangerous climate.
Nonetheless, Esther has now found refuge with an elderly
lady who heard about her plight but longs to find her parents and be reunited
“Open Doors is currently exploring the best way to help and
will provide more information when possible, but in the meantime, please
remember Esther in your prayers,” said Lisa Pearce Chief Executive Officer of
Open Doors United Kingdom and Ireland.
In 2014, the Islamic militant Boko Haram sect kidnapped more
than 200 girls after invading the Chibok Secondary School in Borno, northeast
Efforts to rescue a majority of the young women have been
- CAJ News