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Posted by on Thursday May 15, 2014 at 10:43:53:

For those who don't already know, almost 300 Nigerian school girls have been kidnapped from a boarding school in Borno state - A Nigerian state that has experienced a lot of violence as a result of Islamic Fundamentalists called Boko Haram who operate across Nigeria's Border with Chad republic and Cameroon.

Boko Haram has been responsible for the death of many people in Borno state and targeted bombings in cities in Nigeria's north such as Kaduna, Yobe, Adamawa and even the capital Abuja. They claim to be doing so in the name of Allah and to crumble the secular Nigerian republic although they have killed both Muslims and Christians. Majority of Muslim bodies and respected public figures in Nigeria who are mostly conservative have all condemned the group publicly.

The innocent school girls who have been reported to be mostly Christians had been kidnapped in the middle of the night at a boarding school just within 24 hrs of a bloody bomb attack in a bus park in Abuja which left over 70 people dead. The bomb blast shook Abuja residents and while there was still a lot of confusion, Boko haram still had plans to kidnap a lot of girls in another state called Borno in Chibok council.

Amidst the seeming insensitiveness and slow action of the Nigerian govt to stop these attacks and latest kidnapping, many concerned Nigerians had launched protests in several cities across the world such as London, New York, Lagos, South Africa and so on. They've also helped in promoting their cause by using #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter to register their complaints. #BringBackOurGirls is not just another message on Twitter merely looking for publicity but a call to everyone to support Nigeria's quest to have the kidnapped girls released and bring an end to terrorist activities of Boko Haram, a group that has been terrorizing northern Nigeria for more than 4 years now.

For most people in the Western world who are already aware of Nigerian scam letters, it may seem a bit hard to believe that #BringBackOurGirls message promoted on Twitter may very well be another Nigerian scam to steal funds from Western countries and that the kidnapping may never have happened in the first place.

Actually, no one is asking for funds to free the kidnapped Nigerian girls and you should send money to anyone in Nigeria or any other country for the sake of supporting #BringBackOurGirls but they are asking for support by organizing protests to put pressure on the govt to help stop Boko Haram and other terrorist groups that are ravaging democracies in Africa such as that of Nigeria.

Nigeria might be able to stop Boko Haram on their own but can do a bit more and act faster if she had the support of Western countries like the USA, China, Russia and France in the fight against these terrorists.

The Nigerian president, Jonathan has spoken vehemently against the latest act by the group and has vowed that this is the beginning of their end. Well, we do hope that with many foreign countries coming to Nigeria's aid, militants like Boko haram would soon be brought the book and that the Kidnapped Chibok girls would soon be released.

It has been almost a month since the Chibok girls have been kidnapped and seperated from their homes and families. We do hope that the authorities concerned would do something soon to help #BringBackOurGirls.

It is not another Nigerian scam. It is Nigeria's cry for help to the world in securing the release of the kidnapped girls from Borno state - A state where devils have made their home in northern Nigeria.






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