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Mass Kidnapping of School Girls in Nigeria





More than five days, 100 teenage girls where abducted in Northeastern Nigeria, 85 girls remain missing. Their location has not been confirmed, however, speculation believes them to be deep within a dangerous forest. African women leaders are outraged, threatening to march into the forest themselves to recover the girls. 

 Authorities say they are working vigorously to find the girls, and so far 44 have escaped. The Nigerian military says it is making “ongoing frantic efforts” to rescue the girls and authorities have promised to use every resource available to help.  

Sources say vigilante groups are also searching the forest, where insurgents are believed to be hiding out. Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno State, where the girls were abducted, has offered a $300,000 reward for any information lthat will help rescue the girls.

No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping but it is  believed they were taken by Boko Haram, an Islamist insurgent group that has killed thousands of people in the past four and a half years, including scores of school children.


 

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