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Leah Sharibu taken captive by terrorists

at age 14.

Leah Sharibu Remains a hostage of Boko haram.

Leah Sharibu painted by David

When her village was attacked on February 19th, 2018, Leah Sharibu, along with 109 classmates, was captured by terrorists. Leah was the only girl who was not released, because of her refusal to renounce her Christian faith. 



Stream on-demand

"Leah Sharibu: Let Your Light Shine"


On May 14, 2023 Leah Sharibu Celebrated
Another Birthday in Captivity

Sunday, May 14, 2023, Leah Sharibu spent another birthday in captivity with Boko Haram terrorists. She has been a captive for over 5 years, as she was just 14-years-old when she was taken captive and this year marks her 20th birthday.


Guests: Lord David Alton, Baroness Cox, Lela Gilbert, Bishop of Yola Diocese Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza, Ambassador Rhoda Jahota, Ambassador Elizabeth Ajegena, Kyle Abts, and others. Also special messages from Leah’s mother, Rebecca Sharibu, and Dr. Gloria Samdi-Puldu.

"Leah Sharibu: 5 Years Captive"

On February 19, 2018 Leah Sharibu was taken captive
by Boko Haram Islamic Terrorists

February 19, 2023, marked the 5th year of Leah Sharibu’s captivity with Boko Haram terrorists. We remain optimistic but without hearing any updates from the Nigerian government, we are slowly losing hope. Please pray, remember and hope for Leah's release.

Streamed Live: 
19 February 2023

Leah: Hero FOR Jesus
NEW Book!

Just released ...

The real life story of Leah Sharibu

She stood for Jesus, because He is her hero! 

Leah Book Animate.png


The LEAH Foundation is the only official organization sanctioned by Leah's parents to receive support and donations in Leah's name.

We want to bring freedom and empowerment to Leah - and other women and girls like her.

You can help us.




advocacy and pressure for Leah's release -and other girls in similar situations. 


for Leah and other similar girls, for their release.


for girls and women who have been affected by attacks or are in a form of captivity

What kinds of captivity are girls in today?

Apart from being in physical captivity like Leah and others, many girls are held in emotional, sexual, and religious captivity in Nigeria and around the world. 

Some girls are afraid to go to school because of the threat of an attack.

Some women are left vulnerable after their husbands have been killed in an attack.

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