#BringBackOurGirls: A Nigerian Cause That Has Gone Global

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Monday, 5 May 2014 | 962 Total Views

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These past weeks has witnessed a global campaign and protests demanding that the Nigerian Government show more commitment to rescuing the abducted school girls from Chibok in Borno State in Northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram, a local terrorist group with international reputation for violent attacks in northern Nigeria has claimed responsibility for the kidnap.

Over 200 girls were abducted from their school 3 weeks ago and angry citizens who felt the Nigerian government wasn't doing enough to rescue the school girls took to the streets and the social media platforms demanding that the government do everything possible to rescue the kidnapped girls.

International celebrities, media personalities and government officials have shown support for the missing girls just as protests are being organised in London, New York, France, South Africa and many other parts of the world. Last week the US senate passed a resolution on the issue and pledged to support in the search and rescue of the girls. The British government has also indicaed interest in assisting the Nigerian government in the search and rescue of the girls.

Former US first lady Hilary Clinton and a host of American stars like Puff Daddy, Mary J Blige, Wyclef Jean, Janele Monae and many others have shown support for the the course, tweeting #BringBackOurGirls which has gone viral.