#BringBackOurGirls In Nigeria

7826383024_bcb72a356b_zThere is a grim mood of outrage in Nigeria, Africa. In northeastern town of Chibok, more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school dorms in the dead of night nearly two weeks ago.

The chief suspects in the mass kidnapping are members of the militant Islamist Boko Haram group. The same group claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, earlier this month and just hours before the kidnapping.

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Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” has spared girls, ordering them to go home, get married and give up their studies. The sect has vowed to impose strict Islamic law on northern Nigeria and oust the government. The extremists have also been reported to use hostages as sex slaves and cooks in their camps.

“We, the parents, we are pleading, please leave our daughters,” one father, who requested anonymity, told the BBC. “I plead, let the Boko Haram have mercy on our little ones. They are our future.”

“We, the parents, we are pleading, please leave our daughters,” one father, who requested anonymity, told the BBC. “I plead, let the Boko Haram have mercy on our little ones. They are our future.”

In this moment of pain and loss, we think of our neighbors in Nigeria and our neighbors in ‘Little Africa” 116th Streets (between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue) in Harlem and we send peace and love.

Let the world know you feel these young girls should be free at #BringBackOurGirls

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