Nigeria marks sixth anniversary of abducted Chibok girls

The Chibok community of Nigeria as well as the Nigerian activists are marking the sixth anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok by the militants of Boko Haram on April 14.  

Of the abducted girls, with the sincere efforts of the Chibok community, hundreds of girls have been freed through negotiations, but till date 112 of the 276 girls are still in the captivity of the Boko Harem.

Because of the travel restrictions implemented in the country, the anniversary is being marked by a live broadcast by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement- the advocacy group that started a campaign in 2014 demanding the release of the girls.  Special prayers and thanksgiving services were held in Chibok to mark the anniversary. Nifemi Onifade, coordinator of the BBOG said, “Every year we’ve had annual commemorations, as well as other landmark commemorations in that time. So today, like other days, we simply as a movement hold on to hope that this can still be found and make the same demand of bring back our girls.”

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