Sixteen days ago, an estimated 234 girls between 16 and 18 years old were taken from a school in northeastern Nigeria by a group of Islamic militants called Boko Haram.
That’s what we know for sure. Sixteen days ago!!
Sixteen days ago young girls were kidnapped by savages.
They were taken to be sold to other savages as sex slaves.
Why aren’t more people up in arms?? Why isn’t the world infuriated?
WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS TRAVESTY???
The girls are believed to have been taken into Sambisa forest. The forest, reportedly quite thick and swampy and containing a sizable wildlife population ranging from monkeys to elephants, is a Boko Haram stronghold. Escapees report that once there the girls were asked to cook for the insurgents. Bystanders in the general area say that the girls have now been split up and subjected to mass wedding ceremonies. Some say they have been taken out of Nigeria. Some also say the girls are now “sex slaves,” though that worry has been around from the time the girls disappeared, of course. The oft-reported rumor is they’re being auctioned off for the equivalent of $12 USD. No one has yet verified these reports with any degree of certainty. Source Gawker.com
In a video released earlier this week, Abubakar Shekau, who leads the terrorist organization Boko Haram based in northeast Nigeria, claimed that his group was behind the kidnappings.
“I abducted your girls,” Shekau said, adding that Boko Haram was holding the girls and would “sell them in the market.”
Yesterday, while talking with Al Roker of “The Today Show,” President Obama called it a “terrible situation,” and explained that the U.S. will send military and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to support its efforts to find and free the girls:
Nigeria has offered $300,000.00 REWARD FOR INFORMATION I think they should put a bounty on the heads of the savages that kidnapped, sold and bought these children.
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Use social media to spread the word about the situation in Nigeria. Put massive pressure on the government, security forces, and the neighboring governments to spur them to action. Use the hash tag, #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS. Change your profile picture to the red Bring Back Our Girls image in this post
3. Get More Information
Read more by World Moms Blog contributor Jennifer Prestholdt in The Advocates for Human Rights post, “Nightmare for Nigeria’s School Girls,” at:
4. Show we are united and take it to social media! Take a photo with the #BRINGBACKOUTGIRLS hashtag and show you support our girls!!!!! Sign prompts “What if it was your daughter” “Where are our girls, we want them back”
5. Like Bring Our Girls Back on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bring
Our first lady has joined the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS campaign and I hope you will too