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It’s been five years since that fateful night on 14 April 2014 when 230 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok Secondary Girls School.

Sadly, for many parents the nightmare continues as an estimated 112 girls are still missing. They wait expectantly for the day when they will be reunited with their daughters.

Yana Gana is still waiting for Rifkatu’s return. “It’s been a rough journey for me,” she said. “There is a Hausa proverb that says, ‘fresh wounds are always very painful’.” For her, losing her daughter still feels like a fresh wound. She explains, “Any time I speak about Rifkatu, I feel so much pain in my heart.”

We want to remind Yanu and the other Chibok parents that they’ve not been forgotten – that we still care for them and are praying with them for the return of their daughters.

Send a prayer or word of encouragement to the parents to help them as they continue to wait in hope of their daughters’ return. Pray that God will give them strength, especially during those days when the grief is at its worst.

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