On April 14, hundreds of school girls, most between the ages of 16 and 18, were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria by the Islamist armed group Boko Haram. Now there are reports that the girls are being sold into sexual slavery or forced “marriage”!
On the 14th of April 2014, nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. There are reports that the girls are being sold into sexual slavery and forced marriages. I sent a message via the Amnesty International website to the Nigerian Ambassador in the USA. I personalised my message from the template provided to read:
Dear Adebowale Adefuye,
I am writing to express my concern over the abduction of hundreds school girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. Please can the Nigerian authorities do everything they can to secure their safe release. I cannot even begin to imagine what the families of these girls must be going through, and it is so important that they get to return home!
I also urge the Nigerian government to ensure that all children are able to access their right to education in safety, and to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of all Nigerians without discrimination.
Peace & love,
A message can be sent to Nigerian Authorities via this link: http://act.amnestyusa.org/ea-action/action?c=28233.