Abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria sends shockwaves
The abduction of 276 innocent schoolgirls in Nigeria took a while to sink in across the rest of the world. Threats from Boko Haram, the militant group responsible for the kidnappings to rape, marry or sell the young women prompted the world to kick into action. Michelle Obama shared a photo of herself holding a sign proclaiming ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ and other prominent figures followed suit. Some of them managed to escape but, eight months later, around 200 of them remain in the clutches of militants who claim they have married them and made them convert to Islam. Worse still, Boko Haram kidnapped a further 185 people on December 19, including women and children.