Breaking News: Nigeria Rescues 200 Kidnapped Girls
Posted by GreaterGoodness
For the first time in years, Nigeria is seeing kidnapped girls return home.
Nigeria’s military announced on April 28 via Twitter that it had rescued approximately 300 women and girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram.
FLASH: Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls & 93 women from #Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the #ChibokGirls are in this group /1
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) April 28, 2015
Ever since Boko Haram’s April 2014 mass abduction from a girl’s school in Chibok, the terror group has been in the headlines, sparking an international social media movement, #BringBackOurGirls.
Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo pic.twitter.com/glDKDotJRt — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014
Though the rescued women aren’t the 200 girls from Chibok, officials aren’t ruling out the possibility that they might be found in other recently raided Boko Haram camps.
According to Amnesty International, more than 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since last year, so this is a rare win for the country — and the victims’ supporters across the globe.
It can’t happen soon enough. #BringBackOurGirls pic.twitter.com/Jf97fQUd7N — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 8, 2014
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