This is a sad situation and I am not sure what we each do as individuals, but pray and exert pressure on our politicians to consider this as more than just a political and rhetorical situation.
~~May 8, 2014~~
Updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2:55 p.m. EST
For the nearly 300 girls in northern Nigeria kidnapped by Islamic extremists, going to school was a risk worth taking. They were set to become global leaders, teachers or lawyers in a region where only 4 percent of girls complete secondary schooling.
Now, the girls, who were abducted on April 14, are reportedly set to be sold into marriage to militants for $12. Governments, nonprofits and citizen activists are scrambling to help the students, some of whom have reportedly died from snake bites and contracted illnesses, the Associated Press reports.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered military personnel, law enforcement officials and other experts Tuesday to help find the girls, which Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted, according to Agence France-Presse. The offering comes amid global outrage that governments aren’t doing enough to…
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TY for this reblog!! Really appreciated!! Peace…..
You are welcome. Take care.
You too!! Peace …
I saw this earlier as well and was trying to find more information in it.
It is about the kidnapping of almost 300 school aged girls by a ‘terrorist’ organization in Nigeria. I think it would be more accurate to represent them as criminals who are engaged in human trafficking as their stated aim is to sell the girls into marriage.
I did so more reading and also shared the story on my FB and Twitter. Thank you for sharing it Ivon.
You are welcome and thank you for furthering the process.
This is so outrageous!
It is. I hope it does not die with the next new event in the cycle.
This is truly so sad. My heart aches for these young girls. We can only imagine their pains and fears. May God protect these girls and get them back to their families.
We can keep the matter alive and others aware as we pray for their safety.