A partial list of names of the 223 Nigerian schoolgirls still in captivity has been released. The girls were kidnapped from their beds at a boarding school 3 weeks ago by armed Boko Haram militants. The Boko Haram leader has taken responsibility for the kidnappings and claims he sold the girls as sex slaves for as little as $12 each.
President Barack Obama, who once fancied himself as “president of the world”, dragged his feet and didn’t send help to Nigeria until this week — after the media shamed him into taking action.
See the list of names after the break.
Here are 177 names of the (at least) 276 Nigerian school girls, ages 15-18, who were abducted by Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram. I’ve been personally invested in this heartbreaking story of these girls being taken from Government Girls Secondary School, an elite academy of both Muslim and Christian girls, in Chibok and the first thing I thought when I found out about their names being released was, now I can speak their names in my prayers. For weeks, we’ve been thinking of these individual girls stuck in their personal horror as a number. It’s a beautiful thing to give them all a name. They all matter.
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