#BringBackOurGirls: 5 Months Later
Outrage struck when it was announced that more than 200 schoolgirls had been kidnapped in Nigeria by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram and sold into marriage on the night of April 14, 2014.
A worldwide social campaign emerged with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls in hopes that it would aide in rescuing the young girls and bring attention to the situation.
While it was reported that some of the girls had indeed escaped within the first few days of their abduction, there have not been any reports about additional escapes and/or rescues. In May, a military official claimed he knew the whereabouts of the schoolgirls and there was another claimed spotting of the group via U.S. satellite planes.
Additionally, at least 11 parents were killed by militants or died of illness during another nightly attack.
Five months later and there is still unrest in Nigeria and the girls’ whereabouts remain unknown.
Daily updates about the crisis may have ceased, but efforts to end the tragedy taking place in Nigeria continues. The search for these girls continues.
This past Sunday marked five months since this tragedy took place. The Huffington Post documents what has happened over time.
Read the full story here.