Bring Back the Nigerian School Girls
Parents are storming around the world because there has been a horrible injustice in Africa.
Last month more than 200 school girls were reportedly abducted by armed men in Nigeria from their school dormitory in the middle of the night by Islamic extremists who believe Western education is a sin. Families had sent their girls to this school for a desperately needed education. This is a part of the world where it's very difficult for children to get the education they need, particularly girls.
According to CNN, the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped the innocent victims announced plans to sell them off as brides of their crew of commanders:
"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the (black) market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video first obtained by Agence France-Presse. There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women.”
The girls were studying for final exams when they were abducted three weeks ago, and the authorities have been unable to find them. One girl told the New Yorker that militants dressed in military uniforms entered their dorms and told them they were being taken to a safe space. They were then placed in trucks and on motorcycles and driven away as the militants shouted “Allahu akbar,” which means God is great. Some managed to escape by jumping off the caravans and running away.
Their families are speaking to the media now. They are terrified and they are sobbing. "What is happening, nobody cares about it and now our people, we are crying," one man told Voice of America whose daughter is one of the missing girls. "We are crying for the whole world to assist, to help us."
The President of Nigeria says they will save the girls.
What you can do:
The issue has inspired a worldwide protest on social media this weekend under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Take to Twitter, take to social media. We must speak out for these young girl’s rights and speak out against terrorism since they are unable to.