More than 200 Girls students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Nigeria on 15th April 2014. The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram opposes Western Education in Nigeria.
Amnesty International said that the Nigerian military did not respond after warnings that Boko Haram rebels were about to attack Chibok. Nigerian security forces had four hours of notice before the attack by rebels, but did not react because of fear of engaging the terrorists.
Many Countries such as U.S, U.K, China, France, and Spain have offered help to the Nigerian government, after worldwide protests about the lack of action to bring the girls home.
Boko Haram's leader threatens to sell the kidnapped girls into slavery. The girls could be forced to marry their abductors or sold to others, for as little as $12.
Meanwhile, U.S President Barack Obama's wife Michelle Obama outraged and heart-broken over the kidnapping of the school girls in Nigeria.
Michelle Obama had posted a picture in which she holds a sign with the #BringBackOurGirls for helping to spread the awareness of the kidnapping through social media.
"Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night," Mrs. Obama said in her Mother's Day address.
"What happened in Nigeria was not an isolated incident. It's a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions," Michelle Obama said in her speech at White House weekly address which will be normally done by Barack Obama.
Mrs. Obama praised the Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and wounded by the Taliban for speaking out for girls' education.
"The courage and hope embodied by Malala and girls like her around the world should serve as a call to action," Michelle Obama said in her address. And, she quoted the UN Speech of Malal.
We can watch her emotional speech in the below video.
Michelle's this emotional speech for the kidnapped Nigerian Girls got mixed response in social media. Some people praise the initiatives of Michelle for spreading awareness about this kidnapping, while many people criticizes her for merely talking about this in fact she/Obama can do something solidly for rescuing the girls.
Read below snippets of the comments made by the people in various social media sites such as reddit, youtube and imgur about this emotional speech of Michelle Obama.
What do you think about Michelle's speech? Do you believe that she could do something better than just giving some emotional speech? You can share your thoughts thro' the comments.
Military sources have stated that a combined team of security agents in the field and back up communications and satellite imagery specialists have located the missing girls inside the dreaded Sambisa forest.
Updates on May 12:
New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls. In the footage, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says he is willing to exchange the schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners. The video shows girls dressed in black and gray hijabs
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