For those of you who aren’t aware, while the United States was in an uproar about the racist remarks of Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, 234 girls in the Chibok region of Nigeria were kidnapped on April 15th by the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram. The translation of the terrorist groups name is “Western education is forbidden.” It is reported that this same group is responsible for the killing of 69 boys at a school earlier this year.
Although 40 of the original girls were able to escape on their, many of the families feel the Nigerian government isn’t doing enough to get the girls back. There have been unconfirmed reports that these girls have been sold for $12 to various terrorist as child brides. It is believed that they have transported into the deep forest that border Cameroon.
The families are becoming growingly impatient with the Nigerian government. President Goodluck Jonathan has made no official statements and the Nigerian government continues to fumble in their efforts to locate the girls.
Both Twitter and Instagram have been flooded with photos and the hastag #Bringourgirlsback in support and protest. Two rallies have been confirmed for New York and Washington D.C.
New York City
Saturday, May 3rd
Place: Union Square
at the corner of E14th St. and University Place
It’s called Rock a Crown for #234
Tuesday, May 6th
Embassy of Nigeria
Washington, D.C. 20008