Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping

On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria. As of 29 June, more than 200 students were still missing.
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#BringBackOurGirls goes viral

By April 24, #BringBackOurGirls was trending on Twitter. Parents of the missing girls and other Nigerians were seeking international attention to put pressure on their own government to do something for the girls. As of May 7, the hashtag had been used more than 1.5 million times on Read more | Audio
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Military claims most girls freed

Two days after the kidnapping, the Nigerian military issued a statement that almost all of the girls, then estimated at over 100, had been freed. The next day, the military retracted their claim. The numbers were sketchy at first, and remain uncertain but, after nearly a month, most reports say that 276 girls remain in […]
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