Boko Haram: ECWA declares fasting, prayer for Leah Sharibu’s freedom

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The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Christian denomination has declared a three-day fasting and prayer for the release of Leah Sheribu, one of the girls abducted by insurgents at the Girls’ Technical School, Dapchi, Yobe State, yet to be released for not renouncing her religion.

Dr. Jeremiah Gado, ECWA President, announced the Church’s resolve to seek God’s intervention in Leah’s case at the end of a four-day General Church Council meeting on Friday in Jos. “We want to fast and hold special prayer sessions for Leah Sheribu. All ECWA members should fast and pray for God’s intervention toward freeing Leah,” he stated.

Gado, who read the communique to newsmen, directed members to also use the period to pray for God’s intervention in the security and economic situations of the country. As the fasting and prayer will start on April 27 and end on April 29, 2018. And urged other Christians to join in the intercessory prayer.

The Church tasked the Federal Government to extend the negotiation mechanism being applied to free the remaining Chibok girls, to free Leah, and called for stringent measures to end such abductions.

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