Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Photos:Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

  • Many of the girls kidnapped were filmed wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location by Boko Haram 
A series of events will be held across the world today to mark the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 219 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria.
The commemoration and renewed calls for their release came as the charity Amnesty International said the jihadists had kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year.

Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, will be leading the global day of ceremonies. A vigil has been held demanding the girls’ release almost every day since they were kidnapped. Elsewhere there will be marches.
In New York, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign said the Empire State Building

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