Weeks after Boko Haram kidnapping, girls still missing in Nigeria
"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video. Last month at least 200 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school dorms in the town of Chibok, in northeast Nigeria. They were taken away in the middle of the night by the Islamic group Boko Haram. Most of the girls have still not been found. Nigerians have protested the situation in the country’s capital, Abuja. One speaker at the protest said "If this happened anywhere else in the world – more than 200 girls kidnapped and no information for more than two weeks – the country would be brought to a standstill." We'll take a look at how the government has handled the case with Kelechi Kalu, Ohio State University associate provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs.
PHOTO: Women attend a demonstration calling on government to rescue kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok. Thursday, May, 1. 2014, Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organization reported Wednesday. At the same time, the Boko Haram terrorist network is negotiating over the students' fate and is demanding an unspecified ransom for their release, a Borno state community leader told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)