In April of this year over three hundred Nigerian girls were abducted from their school by members of the group Boko Haram. Now seven months later those girls still remain captives. When the story first broke it captured the attention of the world and many took on the hash tag ‘Bring back our girls’. For a while it seemed like they mattered. For a while it seemed like we cared. Today those girls appear to be nothing more than history, how easily we forget.
To all the Nigerian mothers pray on for God is mightier than the sword and when He speaks even Boko Haram will have to obey. Do not become desolate and do not give up hope. Pray without ceasing for with God all thing as possible. He will wipe away all tears from your eyes.
It is now almost two months since about two hundred girls were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria. After weeks of searching Nigeria’s army chief has disclosed that they now know the location of the girls but cannot tell the parents where they are. He said they cannot go in with force. Talking to reporters he said, “Just leave us alone, we are working, we will get the girls back.” Since the girls were kidnapped about two hundred and seventy civilians have been killed by Boko Haram members.
This video shows some of the Nigerian girls who were abducted almost a month ago. For the families of the missing girls this is some consolation, if these are indeed the missing girls. It means they are still alive. In the video Boko Haram claims that the girls have converted to Islam. He is demanding the release of a number of prisoners in exchange for their freedom.