Updated: March 7, 2021
Nigerians gathered on Saturday to remember the Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists four years ago today. They called for those still in captivity to be rescued.
Boko Haram terrorists stormed a school in Chibok, about 130 kilometers from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, and abducted close to 300 schoolgirls on 14 April 2014.
Where we are now: While about 107 girls have been rescued by troops, or released by Boko Haram via negotiations, about 112 of them still remain missing.
The mass kidnap triggered global outrage and international condemnation and is partially blamed for causing power change in Nigeria some months later during general elections in the West African country. But, but, despite outrage and condemnation, four years after, about 112 girls are still missing.
Oby Ezekwesili, a former Nigerian minister who has been leading a movement calling for the rescue of the girls, said during the event tagged the second Chibok girls annual lecture, that the abducted girls would not be forgotten. She said calls for them to be rescued would continue until all the girls are rescued.
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