On April 14 the armed group Boko Haram abducted over 200 school girls in Chibok Nigeria. The groups has been waging a brutal insurgency against western education resulting the deaths of over 1500 people between January and March of 2014 and as many as 5000 since 2009. The Nigerian military has also committed abuses in its response to Boko haram’s attacks. Three weeks after the abduction, the government has yet to take action and reports of the girls being trafficked and sold in to slavery are growing.
Sponsored by Amnesty International USA, Africa Faith and Justice Network, Institute for Policy Studies
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