Bring Our Girls Home

200 Nigerian Schoolgirls Still Missing

Photograph: Cynthia Rucker/Demot

Photo Courtesy of

Lily Rajaee, Photojournalist

Six months after the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, protesters around the world are demanding that actions be made immediately.


The 270 girls were kidnapped from  the northeastern village of Chibok, Nigeria by a particular group of Islamist radicals. Throughout the past 6 months, about 70 of the captive girls were either released or fled. Consequently, there are still approximately 200 girls would are under the captivity of the radical group.


Outraged by the lack of sufficient actions being made, Nigerian protesters today are demonstrating in front of the President Good-luck Jonathan’s home in Nigeria. Determined protesters wearing red t-shirts that read “Bring Back Our Girls” exclaimed their wish for their president to simply work harder to bring back their innocent girls.


Responding to the latest demonstrations, Jonathan’s administration declared that a botched rescue would be a serious danger to the girls’ lives.


The parents of the schoolgirls especially expressed their wishes to keep the kidnapping of their girls on the media and in the public eye. They believe this will help them in their global quest to demand actions against the Nigerian government.


Alongside the enormous amount of individuals around the world affected by the tragic kidnapping of these girls, many Mustangs equally as concerned. Theresa Parcell (10) commented, “I feel it is disgusting that not enough action has been made to find these girls. 200 girls are missing, and yet the world still goes on like nothing is wrong. We need to find them and bring them to safety.”


Similarly, Ravi Patel (10) commented, “It’s a tragedy what happened to those girls and I fell like there should have been more security at the school to prevent any of this happening in the first place.” Certainly, Mustangs should be grateful for attending a high school which thoroughly prioritizes the safety of their students.


Clearly, it is an outrage that the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing, 6 months after their kidnapping.