Photos: #BringBackOurGirls Rally

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  1. Foundation expresses readiness to rehabilitate girls •…As Clinical psychologist suggests counselling
    By Yinka Oladoyinbo -Akure

    A non- governmental organisation, Lightup Foundation, has expressed readiness to rehabilitate the secondary school girls abducted by the Boko Haram from the Federal Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State.

    According to the director of the foundation, Olasubomi Aina, the organisation had commenced preparations toward receiving the girls and rehabilitating them upon release by the terrorists.

    “The recent abduction of over 200 Chibok girls has left us, other organisations and communities unbearably sad. Lightup Foundation strongly condemns the wicked act perpetrated by the Boko Haram group,” she said.

  2. BringBackOurGirls

    CAN holds nationwide prayers on May 16
    According to the statement, the decision to hold the national prayer became necessary, following growing concern about the security situation in the country.

    It said the prayer session, which would be led by the CAN president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, would be held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

    The statement said the prayers would be held between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at designated centres, across the country.

    “All state chapters of the association have been directed to coordinate the prayers at designated locations in all states of the federation.

    It urged all state chapters of CAN to mobilise Christians from all church groups in their states for the prayers.

  3. China deploys warship to Nigeria

    The Chinese government said it is still committed towards assisting Nigeria secure the release of Nigerian school girls taken as hostage by the Boko Haram sect.

    The Chinese Defence Attaché to Nigeria Colonel Ku Hang Li who restated his country’s commitment toward assisting Nigeria solve the problems of terrorism but declined comment on the details of the security intervention by China.

    He lamented the abduction of the Chibok girls but added that his country will do everything within its power to assist Nigeria resolve the problems of Boko Haram and the abduction of the girls.

    The statement came just as Colonel Ku Hang Li revealed that the People’s Liberation Army Naval Taskgroup would be deploying key Chinese Combat vessel to Nigeria next week on a diplomatic visit to Nigeria.

  4. Ametia says:


  5. Hey Chicas, the Nigerian police is trying to intimidate & stop folks from protesting

    Watching You

  6. Hey folks! We got action!

    US Marines carry out first arrests of two Boko Haram members in Benue State.

    US Marines currently in Nigeria to help the government combat Boko Haram terrorists have made their first arrests taking two male suspects into custody after they were found in possession of arms and ammunition during a targeted search.

    Over the last week, US Marines have arrived in Nigeria to help with the fight against terrorism after Boko Haram took their war of terror to another level by abducting 234 pupils from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in Borno State. Acknowledging that the matter was getting beyond its control, the Nigerian government swallowed its pride and accepted outside help.

    With the abduction coming at a time when Nigeria is hosting World Economic Forum on Africa and inbetween two horrific bomb blasts in Abuja, there has been a lot of international offer of support. France, the UK, the US and China have all offered differing degrees of support in the form of intelligence, training and military assistance.

    Since Wednesday, US troops have arrived in Nigeria where they are providing security for the WEF summit on Africa. It is expected that the Marines will also join Nigerian soldiers in pursuing Boko Haram into the Sambisa Forest in Borno State where they are believed to have spirited the kidnapped girls to.

    According to Major General Chris Olukolade, Nigeria’s director of defence in­formation, two suspected Boko Haram members were arrested at Any­ibe in Logo Local Gov­ernment Area of Benue State. He added that the duo, made up of a teenager and an elderly man, were arrested during a cordon-and-search operation and found to be in possession of firearms.

  7. Ametia says:

    Brokenhearted on Mother’s Day
    By Colbert I. King, Published: May 9

    Eight-year-old Martin “Marty” Cobb of Virginia won’t be with his mother on Mother’s Day.

    On May Day, Marty was playing with his 12-year-old sister near their home in South Richmond when a 16-year-old boy appeared. According to media accounts, the teenager attempted to assault Marty’s big sister. When Marty tried to protect her, the teenager allegedly hit the little boy in the head with a rock, killing him. Marty, said to be small for his age, is being praised by his relatives and neighbors for standing up to the older boy. “He’s a hero,” his mother said.

    An ocean separates Marty’s family from 300 girls at the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in northeastern Nigeria. As with Marty and his sister, though, the girls were where they belonged when unrestrained horror entered their lives.

    The girls were preparing to take final exams three weeks ago when armed men in uniforms burst into their dormitory.

    A local official had received a warning that 20 pickup trucks and more than 30 motorcycles carrying men with weapons were headed to town, and he alerted the 15 soldiers guarding the school. But the soldiers, like Marty, were outmatched. They ran out of ammunition and couldn’t fend off the assault.

    About 250 girls were abducted, driven away into the woods. Forty or 50 more reportedly escaped.

    You have to think of the mothers.

  8. Heads up, everyone!

    The REAL Facebook page for BringBackOurGirls is

    Ramaa Mosley tried to hijack the hashtag, claim she started it and tie it to her organization “Girl Rising” and Fund Raise off of it. Please be aware.

    How One Woman Attempted To Hijack #BringBackOurGirls
    Ramaa Mosley attemped to “Christopher Columbus” a movement, but got caught.

    Ramaa Mosley

    For the last several weeks, #bringbackourgirls has been trending on Twitter as an effort to raise awareness about the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from their Chibok, Nigeria, school by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

    Everyone from activists to celebrities has used #bringbackourgirls, causing the hashtag to be retweeted nearly 2 million times. But earlier this week, one random woman tried to lay claim to creating it.

    In interviews with CNN and ABC, Ramaa Mosley (@marystrawberry), a documentarian based out of Los Angeles, said that after hearing the story of the girls, and noticing there was no social media outcry or mentions of it, she decided to take matters into her own hands and do something about it.

    By do something about it, she actually means that she took a hashtag that was being used already and claimed it as her own. Mosley “Christopher Columbus’d” #bringbackourgirls, and unfortunately the media outlets who interviewed her about the hashtag didn’t do a very good job of researching how #bringbackourgirls started.

    So let’s take a look at the origins of #bringbackourgirls.

    According to the Wall Street Journal and Twitter’s own search tool, which was readily available for CNN and ABC to use for research, #bringbackourgirls was first used by Ibrahim Musa Abdullahi, a 35-year-old Nigerian attorney in the capital, Abuja. Abdullahi said he first heard the chant while watching World Bank Vice President Obiageli Ezekwesili give a speech during the celebration of Port Harcourt’s year as the United Nations’ world book capital. During the speech, Ezekwesili led the crowd into a chant of “bring back our daughters.” And it was then that Abdullahi took to Twitter and formed the hashtag “bring back our girls” on April 23.

  9. Breaking

  10. Yahtc says:

    Heartbreaking news today:

    “Boko Haram Kills Hundreds in Violent Rampage”

    The confirmation of the attacks comes amid pledges from President Goodluck Jonathan, criticized for his perceived inaction in the face of the threat in the country’s northeast, that the girls will be rescued and their return would mark “the beginning of the end of terrorism.”

    Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group behind the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls last month, killed hundreds of people in a violent attack in northeast Nigeria earlier this week.

    Suspected members of Boko Haram raided a town near the Cameroon border Monday and, during a 12-hour rampage, lit houses on fire and shot at locals, killing as many as 300 people, according to reports confirmed by the Associated Press Thursday. The group is also reported to have kidnapped another eight girls in the region.

    Boko Haram has been waging a deadly fight to create a separate Islamic state since 2009. It has recently drawn renewed international attention after it kidnapped nearly 300 girls from a school on April 14.

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday pledged to find the girls, saying at the World Economic Forum being hosted in Abuja that their rescue would mark “the beginning of the end of terrorism in Nigeria,” Reuters reports.

    But the abductions have been particularly embarrassing for Jonathan as business leaders and officials converge on Abuja for the Forum. The girls are still missing more than three weeks after the mass kidnappings, and Boko Haram’s leader has said that he’ll sell the girls “on the market,” which could effectively turn them into sex slaves.

    Jonathan, facing mounting domestic and international pressure to respond to the girls’ kidnapping, recently welcomed an offer from the U.S. to send a team to help with the search. Nigerian officials have also announced a $300,000 reward for information leading to the girls’ rescue.


  11. rikyrah says:

    Bassey. @Basseyworld

    The hashtag was started in Nigeria as. was the movement. @obyezeks was the first I saw. She co-organized 1st protest in Abuja.
    6:50 PM – 7 May 2014

    Bassey. @Basseyworld

    It matters. If it didn’t a random woman with 335 followers and no ties to “Africa” wouldn’t be claiming credit. It matters.
    6:51 PM – 7 May 2014

    Bassey. @Basseyworld

    Especially when Western media got a hold of it and started pushing the also false “Nigerians never cared” bullshit. It started here.
    6:52 PM – 7 May 2014

    Bassey. @Basseyworld

    And do you notice how that women kept saying “Africa” and not Nigeria? Ooooh fix it Jesus.
    5:24 PM – 7 May 2014

  12. rikyrah says:

    Baeminist @FeministaJones

    Those mothers and fathers have been crying out for help. Activists in Nigeria have been doing everything they can.
    9:17 PM – 7 May 2014

    Baeminist @FeministaJones

    And they went virtually ignored by major outlets…and yet this woman can just ride in on her white horse and save the day with lies
    9:17 PM – 7 May 2014

  13. rikyrah says:

    Ramaa Mosley @Marystrawberry

    As I have said many times.This campaign began in NIgeria & I simply echoed the powerful voices of the Nigerians @obyezeks #bringbackourgirls

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    @Marystrawberry You are a liar. You went on @ABC, @RonanDaily @CNN @MSNBC and profited off @obyezeks #BringBackOurGirls. It’s disgusting.
    9:02 PM – 7 May 2014

  14. rikyrah says:

    Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior

    When a WOC starts a hashtag you dislike, “Twitter doesn’t matter”. When a WOC starts a hashtag you like, “Who originated it doesn’t matter”.
    7:39 PM – 7 May 2014

  15. rikyrah says:

    Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior

    Media want to erase black voices. Won’t hire, often won’t quote. When on Twitter ppl speak directly, they get appropriated and/or dismissed
    9:11 PM – 7 May 2014

  16. rikyrah says:

    Baeminist @FeministaJones

    .@Marystrawberry made rounds today, hitting at least three major networks to claim #BringBackOurGirls? How many Nigerians been on the shows?
    8:22 PM – 7 May 2014

  17. Looky here folks, Mary Strawberry trying to capitalize off the girls and their families sufferings.
    No shame!

    • Marystrawberry LIE

      I heard it on the radio. And it was in the afternoon and I I couldn’t believe that I started weeping and I — town. And I — and Internet and I found that some news in Africa that confirmed it.

      But I couldn’t find anything else in the United States. And an — actually shocked. In the horrified that this has happened.

      Is it looked in and try to search for information I found very little information in the United States and Europe almost none it was all in Africa. And so then I went to social media and I was looking on FaceBook and Twitter to — the — talking about it and people were not talking about it. So I just started.

      — tagging what I heard the mother saying. In Nigeria which was bring back our girls and they were shouting and the protests. And so.

      I started shouting — on social media. Hoping that people would listen it was shot back that person shouted — — my friends. And then I started shouting it says.

  18. Yahtc says:

    I am praying, praying, praying that they will be brought back safely.

  19. Ametia says:


    First lady Michelle Obama showed solidarity with the families of Nigeria on Wednesday, tweeting out a photo of her holding a sign saying “Bring Back Our Girls.”

    “Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families,” Mrs. Obama said in the message. “It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo.”

    Nearly 300 Nigerian girls have been abducted by an Islamist extremist group that is threatening to sell them into slavery.

    President Obama’s adminstration is sending technical experts and other assistance to Nigeria to help find the girls.

  20. Nigerian missing girls: Families sleep in the bushes, fearing more attacks

    Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) — He ventures into the forest looking for his daughters, armed with bow and arrow in case the terrorists surprise him.

    The odds are stacked against him. No one has found the 276 girls abducted from their school last month by the terror group Boko Haram.

    But then again, no one’s really been looking, the father says.

    The father’s voice shakes as he recalls the night his two daughters were snatched from their dormitory at an all-girls school in Nigeria.

    It began with an explosion so loud that it shook buildings in the northern village of Chibok, waking the girls’ family. That was quickly followed by the sound of gunfire echoing into the dark night.

    By the time father made it to the Government Girls Secondary School, the militants had already opened fire on security guards and set buildings on fire.

    Unarmed, there was nothing the father could do but watch … and wait.

    “When I went into the school compound, nobody will ever stand it,” said the father, who is not being identified for fear of reprisals from attackers or the government.

    “You will see their dresses cut out all over. And the hostel and dormitory, everything was bombed into ashes. So this man told us they have gone with our daughters. We couldn’t believe him.”

  21. Chibok girls: Jonathan is leading a corrupt government – New York Times

    As the world joins other Nigerians to condemn the recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram sect, the New York Times, Tuesday lambasted President Goodluck Jonathan’s government over its failure to bring back the girls three weeks after.

    The paper in its editorial on Tuesday described Jonathan as a ‘corrupt leader who is leading a corrupt government’.

    The editorial reads, “Three weeks after their horrifying abduction in Nigeria, 276 of the more than 300 girls who were taken from a school by armed militants are still missing, possibly sold into slavery or married off. Nigerian security forces apparently do not know where the girls are and the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been shockingly slow and inept at addressing this monstrous crime.

    On Tuesday, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Boko Haram, the ruthless Islamist group that claimed responsibility for the kidnappings, abducted more young girls from their homes in the same part of the country in the northeast over the weekend. The group, whose name roughly means “Western education is a sin,” has waged war against Nigeria for five years. Its goal is to destabilize and ultimately overthrow the government. The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said in a video released on Monday, “I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah.”

  22. China vows to help find missing schoolgirls

    China has vowed to help Nigeria find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday after meeting visiting Premier Li Keqiang.“China promised to assist Nigeria in our fight against terror, especially in our commitment and effort to rescue the girls that were taken away from a secondary school,” he said following talks in the capital, Abuja.Li for his part noted only that greater cooperation between the two nations could also include efforts to “oppose and fight terrorism” but did not give any details.

    Nigeria has been in the grip of a raging insurgency in the north since 2009 but international attention has been grabbed by the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from a remote northeastern town three weeks ago.Several countries, including the United States, Britain and France, have offered to assist in the hunt for the missing girls.

  23. Mythe “Special Team” = the same Navy Seals who put a bulls eye on the Somali pirates on a rocking boat in the middle of the ocean. “Special Team” means a dead Shekau !

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  25. Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Abduction of Nigerian School Girls

    Resolution Urges U.S. to Assist in Rescue Efforts and Encourages Nigerian Government to Protect Children Seeking an Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement after the Senate voted unanimously to pass S. Res. 433. Inhofe was a lead cosponsor on the bipartisan resolution, which calls for the immediate, safe return of the 234 schoolgirls who were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in northeastern Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Inhofe joined Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J) in introducing this legislation on May 1.

    “The abduction of the school girls in Nigeria has attracted international attention to the devastation terrorist groups such as Boko Haram constantly inflict on innocent families throughout Africa. Despite Boko Haram’s selling price of $12 per girl, human life is invaluable and must be protected,” said Inhofe. “I am proud that the Senate united behind our resolution to demand the immediate, safe return of the girls and to oppose these human-rights violations. I remain confident that we can continue to be united in our commitment to bring these girls home and the many more that are trafficked around the world.”

    The resolution urges the U.S. to assist in efforts to rescue the students. It also encourages the Nigerian government to “strengthen efforts to protect the ability of children to obtain an education and to hold those who conduct such violent attacks accountable.”

    On the night of April 14, 2014, armed militants abducted as many as 234 female students from the Government Girls Secondary School located in the northeastern province of Borno, Nigeria. On Monday, Boko Haram took responsibility for the kidnappings and announced plans to sell girls. It was also reported that overnight Monday, Boko Haram kidnapped eight more girls ages 12 to 15 from a village in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram is an Islamist militant group that has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centers in a campaign to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

  26. Ametia says:

    The photo galley is chilling and heart-rending.

    Abubakar Shekau needs to be captured, the girls returned to their RIGHTFUL FAMILIES, and the Nigerian government needs to punish Shekau to the fullest extent of Nigerian law.

  27. #BringBackOurGirls: France offers Nigeria ‘special team’ in hunt for kidnapped girls

    France on Wednesday offered Nigeria a “special team” to look for more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in an incident that has triggered global shock and condemnation.

    The extremists seized a first batch of schoolgirls in Nigeria’s restive northeast three weeks ago, saying they were holding them as “slaves” and threatening to sell them, and have since kidnapped other girls in the area.

    “A special team with all our resources in the region is at the disposal of Nigeria to help in the search and recovery of these young girls,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told parliament.

    President Francois Hollande is due to hold phone talks with his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan on the subject on Wednesday evening, sources close to the French leader said.

    France already has troops on the ground in Mali not far away, where they continue to engage in intelligence gathering to further weaken armed Islamists in the north after driving them out of towns they had occupied for months.

  28. Abubakar Shekau: “I am going to marry out any woman who is 12 years old & if she is younger,I will marry her out at the age of nine.

  29. Revealed: The 12 Facts You Need To Know About Abubakar Shekau.

  30. Breaking: Boko Haram In 20 Hilux Trucks Attacks Three Borno Villages

    We have received reports of ongoing deadly attacks by Boko Haram terrorist attack at Askira/Uba local government. Gunmen all dressed in military uniform stormed the villages in the local government and have been firing indiscriminately killing dozens of villagers.

    The Boko Haram gunmen invaded the village in more than twenty Hilux vehicles and motorcycles. Three villages are under attacks so-far; Musa, Uba and Diley villages according to the incoming information. Villagers from the Musa, one of the attacked villages ran into the bushes to hide and from there made the call to ENDS, describing the ongoing deadly attacks. The army has been informed but are yet to respond.There is no report on total causalities as the attack is happening now–it started since about 1pm Nigerian time–but so far many have been reported shot and killed and buildings are being burned to the ground.

    Monday, Boko Haram killed 300 villagers in Gamboru Ngala, and then abducted another 11 girls in Chibok local government. After the terrorists attacked Gamboru Ngala, Monday, they wrote a letter to the military, saying that they will attack Maiduguri, capital of Borno state next.

    In a meeting with the Civilian-JTF yesterday, Tuesday, the Civilian-JTF requested permission to bear arms to defend their communities, they were told that this has to be approved by the president of Nigeria.

    Askira/Uba local government is southeast of Chibok, with extensive borders Cameroon.

  31. NYC Mother’s Day. #BringBackOurGirls 5K Walk- Red Tape Event. Sunday, May 11 at 4:00pm in EDT 125th street and West Side Highway 9A

  32. #BringBackOurGirls Rally! JAMAICA – The Nigerian Embassy Friday, May 16 at 8:00am in PDT Waterloo Road Kingston 10 Jamaica.

  33. #BringBackOurGirls Rally! DENVER, COLORADO Thursday, May 8 at 11:00am in MDT Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado

  34. Nigeria offers $300,000 reward for information on kidnapped girls.

    ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward on Wednesday for information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels.

    The mass kidnapping last month by militant group Boko Haram, which is fighting for an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria, triggered an international outcry and protests in Nigeria, piling pressure on the government to get the girls back.

    Public anger mounted after locals on Tuesday said another eight girls had been seized from the same remote northeastern area by suspected members of the group.

    Police listed six phone numbers in their statement and urged Nigerians to call in with “credible information”.

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened in a video to sell the girls abducted on April 14 from a secondary school in the village of Chibok “on the market”.

    The United States has offered to send a team to Nigeria to help the search efforts.

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight more girls from a village near one of the Islamists’ strongholds in northeastern Nigeria on Monday night.

    The kidnappings, and other attacks by Boko Haram, have overshadowed Nigeria’s hosting of the World Economic Forum, which is due to start on Wednesday evening. Nigerian officials had hoped the event would draw attention to the potential of Africa’s biggest economy as an investment destination.

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