March 28, 2023

Boko Haram: Missing girls taken hostage in Nigeria 9 years ago remembered, still pray for their return

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Abuja. Nine years ago, Boko Haram extremists kidnapped 275 girls, including Margaret Yama and her sister, from a school in northern Nigeria. Some girls, including Yama, were released later, but 94 girls, including her sister Rifkatu Galang, are still missing.

Yama (25) says that I have put my sister’s picture on my phone screen. Every time I see his face, it reminds me to pray for his return. I pray for him everyday.

Let us inform that on 14 April 2014, Boko Haram raided the Government Girls Secondary School of the Chibok community in Borno State and abducted girls who were preparing for science exams. After the disappearance of several girls, a ‘Bring Back Our Daughters’ campaign was launched on social media, in which various celebrities from around the world including Michelle Obama, wife of former US President Barack Obama, joined.

The missing girls are now being remembered through new statues created by French artist Prune Nourry in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University.

Nori hopes the statues, displayed in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos, will remind the world of a forgotten tragedy. The artist told The Associated Press that the sculptures depict girls who are still missing. Through these, voice has been raised to provide girls safely at the global level.

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