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PopWrapped | Current Events

Nigerian Schoolgirls Kidnapped, Mothers Demand Their Safe Return

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Updated 05/1/2014 8:24pm
Nigerian Schoolgirls Kidnapped, Mothers Demand Their Safe Return
Media Courtesy of The Associated Press
 
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Jenna Boures

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Nigerian girls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram are being sold to the militants for marriage for 2,000 naira ($12), Halite Aliyu told the Associated Press. "The latest reports are that they have been taken across the borders, some to Cameroon and Chad," said Aliyu. New York Daily News reported about 220 attendees of the Chibok Girls Secondary School missing; 50 girls managed to escape their captors during the first days of their abduction. Mothers and community members marched through the streets Thursday (April 30) to demand help from the government, chanting, “Bring back our girls.” CNN shared the Nigeria Defense Ministry’s statement, explaining their commitment to the search. "A lot of information has been received in the efforts at securing the freedom of the girls. The Armed Forces assures all Nigerians that it will continue to appraise every information received during this operation accordingly. While it will not relent in its efforts in this search, the Armed Forces is mindful of the fact that some of the information with which it has been inundated are actually a ploy to distract it from its goal of dealing with terrorism and other violent crimes aimed at crippling the nation." Nigerians frustrated with the lack of government action took to twitter, using the hashtags #BringBackOurGirls and #BringBackOurDaughters to promote the cause. Keep up with PopWrapped for updates on this story. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

       
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