Chibok schoolgirl speaks up for her kidnapped peers
As the third anniversary of the Chibok, Nigeria mass kidnapping approaches, nearly 200 girls remain in captivity
DUBAI — Many may have forgotten that day in April nearly three years ago when 270 Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram militants at school in Nigeria. One girl who escaped is speaking out, imploring more be done to help her 195 peers still being held captive.
“These girls are human beings, not something we can forget,” said “Sa’a,” using a pseudonym at an education conference in Dubai, as quoted by BBC. “I remember those girls, but their dreams are now no more.”
Late last year 21 girls were returned home, but Sa’a knows the majority of those kidnapped remain in captivity. “The world has to do something,” she’s quoted by the BBC as saying. [bbc.com]
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada advocates for the rights of girls and boys to reach their full potential, safe from harm and exploitation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chibok girls who remain in captivity.
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