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Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by ijustdey: 9:44pm On Feb 20
LAGOS – Concerned by Leah Sharibu’s long stay in Boko Haram’s cap­tivity, an American preacher, Pastor Zakaria, has offered to submit himself to the abduc­tors, so that the girl can regain her freedom.

Sharibu, who is one of the abducted students in Govern­ment Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State abducted three years ago, is still being held after she reportedly re­fused to renounce her Chris­tian faith.

Zakaria disclosed his in­tention while meeting with journalists in the company of a universal human rights Nige­rian lawyer, based in the Unit­ed States, Emmanuel Ogebe, at the VIP Lounge of the Murtala Muhammed International Air­port (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.

The New York-based pas­tor, who is on a humanitarian mission to Nigeria, said: “I have met with senior government officials from Sokoto State and in Abuja and asked if they will be willing to bring me to Boko Haram so I can negotiate Shari­bu’s release.

“They said that nobody knows where they are and it is very difficult to deliver the message. Then I came back in December, and went as far as Jos in Plateau State and again, tried to find out where she is so I see if I can plead with them.”

Zakaria said he informed the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria of his mission in the country, adding that he has the permission of his wife of 41 years, five chil­dren, and nine grandchildren.

The Emotional Trauma Depressants Rehabilitation specialist noted that he has been following the case of the teenager since her abduction, adding that this is his third visit in four months to negotiate the girl’s release.

“Am here to negotiate the release of Leah Sharibu, ex­change me for her and go into captivity. I have sought assis­tance from top government agents to meet with the Boko Haram captors,” he said.

Pledging to offer money or lay his life for Sharibu, Zakaria said: “Take me and release Leah. Am sure they will want a Westerner much more than Leah Sharibu.

“What are they going to get hurt her? It is better to take a Westerner and release her. I believe there must be some­thing to negotiate, whether it is money or whatever they may want,” the preacher em­phasised.

Ogebe, however, used the third anniversary of the ab­duction of the 16-year-old girl to appeal to those who have held her in captivity to consider the possibility of exchanging her with this pastor.

“But even if they don’t want to exchange her with the pastor, they should just have the feel­ing of human decency; you have done the worst possible, if she has had a child for you, leave her and let her go.

“There is no point for you to continue keeping her. As far as we know that there is no com­pulsion in Islam. What they are doing is clearly not even consistent with the tenets of the Islam religion. Since there is a shadow of that, they should lose her and let her go.”

According to Zakaria, “What am offering to them is to exchange Leah for me and I will go into their captivity. Wherever she is, I am willing to go there and exchange for me. The basis of this is John 15:13 in the gospel “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lays down his life for his brother and his sister.

https://www.independent.ng/american-preacher-offers-to-exchange-self-for-leah-sharibus-release/

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by chatinent(m): 9:45pm On Feb 20
“They said that nobody knows where they are and it is very difficult to deliver the message. Then I came back in December, and went as far as Jos in Plateau State and again, tried to find out where she is so I see if I can plead with them.”

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by jesusjnr2020(m): 1:14am On Feb 21
The best we could do for Leah is to put her in our prayers because God's arms are not short as ours neither is any thing hidden from His sight as ours.

So He knows where she is and is able to deliver her from the hands of her captors.

That said, I believe that what happened to Leah is something present day believers should understand as the reality of a true believer's life according to the teachings of Jesus, especially when one chose to stick with Christ regardless of persecutions and trials. So Leah's example is one worthy of emulation, because ultimately there's a heavenly reward for what she's had done.

Matthew 5:10-12 (KJV)

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


God bless.

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Dottore: 8:45am On Feb 21
So examplary from a foreign preacher. We have thousands of churches and religious organizations but none have thought this girl's issue a wake up call to show love as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ.

The least we could do is to call for fervent prayers for this girl in our countless prayer meetings and "miracle" programs.
The plight of this girl is more than enough to motivate Christian leaders to stand up to the insensitivity of the government.

All gospel messages are now channeled to prosperity and financial breakthroughs, "miracle healing", seeds, tithes and offerings.

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:45am On Feb 21
More on Leah's Case....

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has again called for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu from her abductors.

In a statement personally signed by the clergyman, he called on all pastors in the RCCG as well as all well-meaning people all over the world to intensify their prayers and efforts towards her release.

Mr Adeboye charged every parent and people of goodwill all over the world to use whatever influence they have to ensure that Leah Sharibu as well as other children in captivity are released without any further delay.

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Amspecial: 8:46am On Feb 21
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by phr0nesis(m): 8:46am On Feb 21
Talk is cheap

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by sevo(m): 8:47am On Feb 21
Where is sheikh gumi Let him come and negotiate this girl's release from shekau....master negotiator!!

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Officialgarri: 8:47am On Feb 21
Jesus Christ the Second.

Even Shekau will laugh
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Drsnives(m): 8:47am On Feb 21
No problem
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by BlackPantherxXx: 8:47am On Feb 21
angry

He shouldn't think he's safe just because he's a man ooo.

Around 2010 while I was in Senegal...

A University couple left class past midnight.

They encountered a street gang of hardened criminals.

The crooks wanted a taste of the girl and the guy jumped in front saying " Spare her" maybe Mr Romeo don watch plenty action film undecided

The gang leader said "OK, no problem" and they let the gal run.

They proceeded to violently disvirgin the guy if you catch my drift.. shocked

The guy foolishly confided in the babe about his harrowing experience who quickly spread the hot gist around campus.

Poor Herve, a Gabonese... he eventually committed suicide because of the taunts and jeers. undecided cry

The End.

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Sunkyapogee(m): 8:48am On Feb 21
Leah is Muslim now. A potential terrorist.
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by ForeThinker: 8:48am On Feb 21
It shall be well IJN
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Henix(m): 8:49am On Feb 21
Quite touching
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by bewla(m): 8:49am On Feb 21
good
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Tetrahedron: 8:50am On Feb 21
MANNABBQGRILLS:
More on Leah's Case....

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has again called for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu from her abductors.

In a statement personally signed by the clergyman, he called on all pastors in the RCCG as well as all well-meaning people all over the world to intensify their prayers and efforts towards her release.

Mr Adeboye charged every parent and people of goodwill all over the world to use whatever influence they have to ensure that Leah Sharibu as well as other children in captivity are released without any further delay.

Yinmu...zombie

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by LandMann: 8:50am On Feb 21
This girl has long since become the wife of a terrorist and may have given birth to mini terrorists already.

So let's just pray she finds happiness where she is instead of all these dramatic talk about prisoner swap.

If she has given birth, is she going to run away from her children?

Will she bring the mini terrorists into normal society so they can be deradicallized and then go on to blow up the national assembly with a suicide vest?

Let's just pray for Leah and leave her alone where she is

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Mindlog: 8:50am On Feb 21
Sunkyapogee:
Leah is Muslim now. A potential terrorist.

Generalization is a dangerous mindset.

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by GofuckYourself(m): 8:51am On Feb 21
Christianity is like a reality tv show while islam is like a wwe match

These religions are just grin

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by NnamdiN: 8:51am On Feb 21
I pray she's still alive. FG doesn't give a hoot after all she's a Christian

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Torosk1(m): 8:51am On Feb 21
This girl go don turn to their wife naa grin
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Minesbetter(m): 8:51am On Feb 21
God show yourself in this Nation, because you are the MOST HIGH

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by 1Sharon(f): 8:51am On Feb 21
God isn't helping Leah sheribu

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by nextBIGthing: 8:52am On Feb 21
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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Godada(m): 8:53am On Feb 21
cool


That's class
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Nonexistent: 8:53am On Feb 21
jesusjnr2020:
The best we could do for Leah is to put her in our prayers because God's arms are not short as ours neither is any thing hidden from His sight as ours.

So He knows where she is and is able to deliver her from the hands of her captors.

That said, I believe that what happened to Leah is something present day believers should understand as the reality of a true believer's life according to the teachings of Jesus, especially when one chose to stick with Christ regardless of persecutions and trials. So Leah's example is one worthy of emulation, because ultimately there's a heavenly reward for what she's had done.

Matthew 5:10-12 (KJV)

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


God bless.
You have been praying for so long now about the matter and what is the result? angry
Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by DSC7: 8:53am On Feb 21
Na wa ooo

Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Tetrahedron: 8:54am On Feb 21
[quote author=Amspecial post=99275230][/quote]
Let him keep reading !
and keep silent in the face of tyranny because he is Buhari’s zombie... he doesn’t know that the man has died inside of him

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by onomeabuja: 8:54am On Feb 21
kia kia kia this one na tacticts to CaPtUrE this boko-haram once & for all.....e be like say na this girl matter boko boys go take enter extinction grin
since them de beg dem since them no wan hear oya carry go ooo pastor

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Re: Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release by Eriokanmi: 8:55am On Feb 21
It's well

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