Boko Haram atrocities: Nigeria remembers 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls

April 15, 2015 | By | Reply More

Apr 15, – A procession is being held in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, with 219 girls taking part to represent each missing girl. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world must “never forget the kidnapped Chibok girls”.

hromedia Boko Haram atrocities Nigeria remembers 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls intl. news3The mass abduction sparked global outrage, with nations including the US and China vowing to help find them. There have been reported sightings of the girls, but none has been found.

Schoolgirls were kidnapped by militant organisation Boko Haram on April 14 last year. The incident evoked global outrage. US and China even promised help to rescue them. Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai has criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to save the girls.

In an open letter to the girls, Malala writes: “In my opinion, Nigerian leaders and the international community have not done enough to help you.”

aunched in 2002, Boko Haram – which in the local Hausa language means “Western education is forbidden”, a reference to the initial focus of its Islamist agenda – became a force to be reckoned with in 2009 when it raided police stations and government buildings in Maiduguri, and other northern cities. US State Department added Boko Haram in terrorist organisation in November 2013.

 

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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