Little Progress Made For 234 Missing Nigerian Girls
There is a real problem in Chibok, Nigeria that is getting very little exposure in the media. While everyone is thoroughly updated on and Real Housewives of Atlanta drama, there are 234 missing Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school. It’s been reported that an armed terrorist group broke into the school and abducted the girls who are between the ages of 16-18.
Parents of these girls are being fed wrong information as they search the country side for the offenders but are now being told to stop their search or the girls will be killed.
“It’s been 16 days since the girls’ abduction and no progress has been made on finding them, either by the military or machete-wielding parents searching the countryside. The search for the kidnapped girls also has been compromised by misinformation. Immediately after the kidnapping, the Nigerian military claimed to have found and freed the girls, and captured one of the terrorists involved. This claim, however, was proven wrong and ultimately retracted. And, now, the Boko Haram kidnappers are threatening to kill the girls if search operations don’t cease,” according to a report by Voice of America.
Nigerians are protesting and demanding the government to do more to guarantee the girls’ safe return.
For now, the only silver lining of this story that remains is that 30 girls did escape this tragedy.
Stay tuned for more updates as the story develops and gets more national coverage.