It’s been two weeks since 234 girls (ages 12-17) were abducted in the middle of the night from their boarding school in north-eastern Nigeria. It’s been two weeks since the Nigerian government, who first claimed to have recovered all but eight of the missing, has offered grieving families any definitive information regarding their daughters. And it’s been an agonizing two weeks for mothers and fathers, pooling their own resources to search for the missing, as they sit by and watch President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration’s lukewarm response to the crisis.
What happened that night and in the days that followed remains a murky narrative, but it is clear that the young girls were kidnapped by militants who whisked them off into the Sambisa Forest where terrorist group Boko Haram are believed to have set up camps, and possibly, married them off for the price of $12 each.
Nigerian media has covered…
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