One Year Since the Kidnapping of the Chibok Girls in Nigeria

Its been one year ago, April 14, 2014, since the militant group, Boko Haram, took 276 girls from their boarding school in Chibok (northeastern Nigeria).  Protesters still march and hold candle light vigils on their behalf, campaigning "Bring Back Our Girls."  Families and friends silently weep as they mourn the lost of their children.  Tuesday, April 14th, protestors gathered in Nigeria's Captial, Abuja, for march wearing red tape across over mouths, holding signs.  Since the girls have been taken hostage its brought about a global outrage as hundreds of other women and young girls have been abducted and forced into marriage and/or to become sex slaves and militant fighters for the Boko Haram.

According to the Washington Post, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said “We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown,…As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them.”

While some Chicok girls managed to escape the horrid conditions when they were adjucted, there's still no sign of the others whereabouts.  Pray God and Jesus Christ will make a way for the lives of these young girls to be set free.  Organize a candle light vigil in your area.

Reference
Chicago Tribune (2015). Nigeria: 1 year after kidnap of girl students, hope dwindles.  Retrieved from http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-nigeria-presidentelect-chibok-girls-20150414-story.html

 

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