Save the Persecuted Christians Respond to a Ransom Video Released Today Depicting One of the Abducted Boys Making a Plea for Help
December 17, 2020
WASHINGTON—For many heartsick and grieving parents, a video released this afternoon is the first news they’ve received since last Friday when terrorists surrounded their children’s school in Kankara, Katsina state, Nigeria and carried them off into the surrounding forests. In the video, a large group of young boys can be seen behind an older student who speaks to the camera, making a plea for help.
“Unfortunately, the boys’ story has not yet captured worldwide attention like that of the 2014 kidnappings of the Chibok girls, nor that of the enslaved Christian teen, Leah Sharibu, taken from her Dapchi school in 2018,” said Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians. “These terrorists, who Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari claims to have defeated, are making their presence known.
“Christians and Muslims who are not aligned with the jihadists are daily abducted and murdered in their communities,” she continued, “Earlier this month, at least 70 people were killed as they labored in their fields. They were surrounded, tied up and beheaded by well-armed terrorists. Boko Haram and the splinter group ISIS-West Africa Province know no shame. They are extremists bent on death and destruction.”
“Where’s the outcry?” she asked. “Where’s the call to #BringBackOurBoys? The world must unite their voice and act now to end the violence in Nigeria.”
The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and save souls by disseminating actionable information about the magnitude of the persecution taking place globally and by mobilizing concerned Americans for the purpose of disincentivizing further attacks on those who follow Jesus.
With so much of the world’s Christian population being imprisoned and/or harassed for their beliefs, such as Christians in Nigeria, the need has never been greater for the sort of grassroots campaign STPC’s SaveUs Movement is working to foster. Its efforts are modeled after a miraculously successful one that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution—Soviet Jews—by penalizing those in the Kremlin responsible for such repression. Through this movement, Save the Persecuted Christians endeavors to provide American policymakers with the popular support they need to effect real change worldwide and alleviate systemicallythe suffering being experienced by so many of those following Christ.
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