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Boko Haram

Dublin rally to 'bring back our girls' missing in Nigeria

The protest is to raise awareness about the missing 220 students taken from a school in Chibok.

Nigeria-Kidnapped Girls Women attend a demonstration in Lagos calling on government to rescue kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

A RALLY WILL take place today to raise awareness about the missing 220 girls kidnapped by a militant group in Nigeria.

The rally will take place from 10am to 1pm today outside the Nigerian Embassy at 56 Leeson Park, Dublin 6. Participants are encouraged to wear red at the event.

The missing schoolgirls were kidnapped from the Chibook Government Girls Secondary School on April 14. Twenty-eight pupils escaped over the following days.

They were taken against their will by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which has admitted taking the girls.

It is negotiating over the students’ fate, a community leader told AFP.

Nigeria Kidnapped Girls AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Over the weekend, news emerged that the girls were being sold into forced ‘marriage’ to Boko Haram. Community elder Pogu Bitrus of Chibok, the town where the girls were taken from, told the BBC Hausa Service that this was “a medieval kind of slavery”.

Protests have taken place in Nigeria over the lack of actin to find the schoolgirls.

The Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has also seen much traction internationally.

The girls are all aged between 16 and 18 years old.

Read: ‘I will sell them in the market’ – Boko Haram leader admits to abducting 223 schoolgirls>

Read: Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls reportedly sold into marriages>

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