Families of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Protest Government Inaction

Families of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Protest Government Inaction


Dozens of protesters gathered outside Nigeria’s parliament calling for security forces to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted weeks ago from a Northern Nigeria school in Borno State.

Relatives and civil servants are united in anger at the government’s failure to track down
the rebels, Reuters reports.

“We are so frustrated at the fact that 234 children could get missing and there is actually no coherent explanation as to exactly the search and rescue operation that is going on concerning them,” said former Nigerian Education Minister Oby Ezekwesili.

Family members wept as unconfirmed reports emerged that the young girls had been married off to Boko Haram gunmen.

The scale and brutality of the school attack have shocked the world. The abduction has also
become a symbol of the military’s impotence in protecting civilians against the insurgents, according to Reuters.

Protesters are determined the plight of the abducted girls is not ignored.