The Names & Pictures

To Readers, and Fellow Partners in Prayer,

The picture, below, has been the “banner image” of this blog for almost as long as this blog has been in existence.

numbered chibok girls FINISHED

Banner photo. Because #27, Amina Ali, has been freed, these are 59 of the 218 Chibok School girls, still in captivity, as of August 18th, 2016. Their names are listed, below. (Some numbers are bolded for better visibility.)

The picture features names and pictures of 60 of the missing Chibok schoolgirls.

I wanted to take some time to focus on each of the Chibok girls who have been kidnapped– those named and pictured, and those who have not been, yet are remembered in the hearts of their Loved Ones. Below are the names of the 60 Chibok schoolgirls, listed correspondingly to each number seen in the picture shown above. (While I hate “labeling” these young women with numbers, I only do so, so that you, the reader, can read their names.) I have posted their names below, as well as 15 more names of girls not pictured in the banner, but pictured, and named, here.

Please be advised that some of the names may have minor misspellings. I have tried to copy them down as correctly as possible. Here are their names:

  1. Eugena Samuel               21. Maryamu Wayi                                        41. Fzi Manna
  2. Eugena Mutah                22. Margaret Watsai                                     42. Esther Joshu
  3. Eugena Abigi                   23. Malmuna Urean                                      43. Glory Ali
  4. Kauna Lalel                      24. Maryamu Tafuya                                    44. Patience Jacob
  5. Lydia Skemph                 25. Maryamu Lewan                                     45. Ruhila Yahonna
  6. Ruranda Irkiba                26. Majua M. Mina                                        46. Margret Shettima
  7. Ama Nrima                       27. Amina Ali (FREED ON 5/17/2016!)      47. Lydia Emmar
  8. Maryane Abubukar        28. Manatu Stephen                                     48. Ruth Lewan
  9. Rhoda Peter                      29. Na’omi Bitrus                                         49. Rhoda John
  10. Rfutu Galang                    30. Naomi Adamu                                         50. Rebeca Joseph
  11. Esther Ayuba                    31.Gloria Dama                                              51. Rejoice Sanki
  12. Saraya Amora                   32. Haratu Nuhu                                           52. Esther Usman
  13. Grace Paul                         33. Filo Dauda                                                53. Mutha Babu
  14. Kadisa Yolubu                  34. Majera ba                                                  54. Docas Yakubu
  15. Yogara Joshua                  35. Fatima Igbi                                               55. Baraya Musah
  16. Solomi Titus                     36. Nguba Buba                                              56. Comfort Habila
  17. Na’omi Luka                     37. Tabitha Thomas                                      57. Ana Abuja
  18. Comfort Amon                 38. Kayma Battal                                          58. Glory Yaga
  19. Fatimta Lewan                  39. Hauwa Abdu                                          59. Rosa Daniel
  20. Maryamu Yakabu            40. Gloria Mainta                                         60. Naomi Zakaria

I challenge you, to pray individually for these young women, as the Spirit leads. This is not a legalistic charge, but rather, an encouragement to spend more time with Jesus, praying as the Holy Spirit guides.

On April 14th, 2016, footage was released of 15 of the Chibok girls, purportedly filmed in December of 2015 (source). One of them is Naomi Zakaria. This young woman is the last in the banner picture, above. The rest of these girls are pictured, and named, here (originally found in this article):

15 chibok girls!!

The 15 girls. (ALL photo credit of the 15 girls goes to CNN, and originally, Boko Haram: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/19/africa/nigeria-chibok-girl-escape/)

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Finally, CAN (the Christian Association of Nigeria) published 178 names of the Chibok girls– approximately 139 of which are not already listed, here, in this blog post. I listed them in this printable, easy-to-view, online Google Docs document. 129 are said to be Christian. At least 15, in the entire listing of names, are muslim. I tried my best to make sure that none of the names were already mentioned, but many of these precious young women have dual names– so, please keep that in mind, as you view, and use, this document.

While the majority of these young women are Christian, there are still many who are muslim, who need to see, and know Christ. Please be praying, not only for the Chibok girls’ physical freedom, but their spiritual freedom, as well.

In all, please feel free to use both the numbered picture resource, above, this slideshow, and this document to spur on prayer for these 214 young girls.

At the end of the day, there are still many more of these young girls still captive– at least 4, if none of these names are dual names. While these 4 young girls may not be widely pictured, or named, they are still Loved by Christ (Isaiah 49:16).

Please continue to pray for the Chibok schoolgirls– and the countless, but not nameless, young men, women, and children who have been held captive by Boko Haram.

Thank you!

“‘I will say to the north, “Give them up!”
    and to the south, “Do not hold them back.”
Bring my sons from afar
    and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
    whom I created for my glory,
    whom I formed and made.'”
(Isaiah 43:6-7, NIV)

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