Let’s keep voicing our support!
Michelle Obama has been working very hard to bring awareness to the situation in Nigeria where over 200 girls were kidnapped and taken from their families.
Over Mother’s Day weekend, MObama wanted to make sure that while people were celebrating their own families, Americans kept in mind that there were lots of mothers out there wondering where their own girls are.
On top of that, Boko Haram has released video footage of around 100 of the kidnapped girls reading the Qur’an and wearing hijabs.
The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, explained his demands in the video, saying:
"These girls, these girls you occupy yourselves with their affair we have indeed 'liberated' them. We have indeed 'liberated' them. Do you know 'we have liberated them'? These girls have become Muslims. They are Muslims. It is now four years or five years that you arrested our brethren and they are still in your prison. You are doing many things (to them). And now you are talking about these girls. We will never release them until after you release our brethren."
Shekau also said that they will start selling the girls if their demands aren’t met.
However, the Nigerian government has no plans to negotiate with them and one of the girl’s fathers agreed. They feel that with more outlaws being free, they’ll more than likely just come back and kidnap the girls again.
Such an awful situation!
Ch-ch-check out FLOTUS’ address (above) and which celebs are getting involved (below)!
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