10 Years Later - #BringBackOurGirls Still A Cry for Chibok

Ten years ago, on April 14th, 2024, Boko Haram militants abducted 279 girls from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. The girls were preparing for exams when they were taken. This horrific event sparked global outrage and the #BringBackOurGirls movement.

While some girls escaped or were freed, UNICEF reports that 96 remain missing.

The armed conflict in the northeast and banditry in the northwest continue to endanger children. In just the past two months, bandits kidnapped over 200 children from schools. Save the Children estimates that over 1,600 children have been abducted in northern Nigeria since 2014.


One of the Chibok girls recounts the horrific conditions they experienced (file photo).

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