Join with Amnesty International in calling for the Nigerian Government to double their efforts in rescuing the Chibok school girls
It has been 1000 days since the abduction of 276 school girls from the Chibok region in Nigeria. Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by Boko Haram, an extremist and terrorist organisation based in North-Eastern Nigeria.
Amnesty International’s efforts
Amnesty International, along with the organisation Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), are calling on the Nigerian Government to redouble its efforts to ensure the release of all the girls, and all other victims of mass abduction.
“This terrible anniversary is a chilling reminder not just of the tragic disappearance of the Chibok school girls, but also all other individuals – many of whom are also children – who remain captive in Boko Haram’s hideouts across the country. These abductions and other attacks on civilians, many of which constitute war crimes, must stop.” – Makmid Kamara, Acting Country Director for Amnesty International Nigeria.
Amnesty International has also documented at least 41 other cases of mass abductions by Boko Haram since 2014. The attacks committed by the group include killing civilians, rape, destruction of homes, and bombing of places of worship, markets and other civilian structures. These all constitute as war crimes and Amnesty International believes those responsible should be brought to justice in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty.
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“The people of Nigeria, and indeed the world, are remembering the 1000th day after the Chibok abduction primarily because of the relentless work of Bring Back Our Girls. We hope that the energy of this formidable campaign will be replicated in demands for justice and accountability for crimes committed by all parties to the current conflict in north eastern Nigeria.” – Makmid Kamara, Acting Country Director for Amnesty International Nigeria.
Join the fight to Bring Back Our girls – Join the movement and help bring them back:
“Ours is a fight for humanity. That everyone has the right to live, to be educated and have voice. We are STANDING in solidarity for the 219 Chibok Girls who were taken on April 14th 2014, by Boko Haram and till now, they are still in captivity. Add your voice to this cause to save HUMANITY.”