Friday, August 01, 2014

Nigeria - ORDEAL CONTINUES FOR FAMILIES OF KIDNAPPED GIRLS

Boko Haram has continued to hold more than 200 girls, most of them Christians, who were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Borno State in April.

Since the abductions, eleven of the girls’ parents have died, some of them after heart attacks and stress-related illnesses. Boko Haram has been carrying out near-daily assaults on Chibok; an unconfirmed report stated that fathers of the kidnapped girls were amongst those killed in an attack earlier this month.

Others of the girls’ relatives have organised themselves into a grassroots protest group called The Abuja Family, named after Nigeria’s capital. As the group has attempted to maintain pressure on the seemingly inactive government, it has endured harassment and intimidation from police.

From Barnabas Trust

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