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Nigeria: A Campaign to #Bringourgirlsback

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Governance, Photography, Politics, Protest, Religion, Women & Gender, Youth


Poster of the campaign. 234 girls between the ages of 16-18 yrs were abducted almost 2 weeks ago in Nigeria:  #bringourgirlsback.  Source: The Facebook page #‎bringourgirlsback‬ – Public Domain

In mid-april, over 200 school girls were abducted [1]from a secondary school, in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram, a terrorist group based in the northern region. Although some 57 of the girls have managed to escape, there are still many others at the hands of the kidnappers. On April 30, Nigerian women have organized demonstrations in cities across the country to demand that the government intensifies its efforts to rescue the girls. The Sahara Reporters news site published a photo coverage [2] from Kaduna, Nigeria. Nigerian bloggers have also created a Facebook page with the hashtag #bringourgirlsback [3], asking to spread the outrage on Internet against this criminal action by extremist rebels.