Nigeria’s Missing Girls Still Unfound


Maiduguri, a major town in Nigeria, is rife with civil war, something that’s plagued the nation for far too long. Militants belonging to Boko Haram, an extremist religious and political group resorting to widespread violence to get its point across, kidnapped an alarming 276 girls from an all-girl school in Chibok, Nigeria, four long, difficult years ago.

Reports indicate that those girls were forced to marry Boko Haram militants. Almost immediately after the mass kidnapping took place, Nigerian and nearby government officials declared extreme distaste for what happened, promising an even would never rear its ugly head again.

To this very day, an estimated 112 of those kidnapped girls still haven’t been located, and are presumably still under the evil, one-sided grasp of Boko Haram militants.

The world’s sideways-looking population can feel confident in knowing this claim is true because Nigeria’s elected government officials reproved that roughly 110 girls kidnapped from the Chibok female school in 2014 remained missing.

Lai Mohammed, the Information Minister of Nigeria, publicly announced the aforementioned news on Sunday, February 24, 2018. More disapproval against the Nigerian government is in the air as of recent, as officials waited nearly a week to make the announcement regarding the current total of still-missing girls after discussing such totals with parents, friends, and close family members. Many think that waiting so long is simply distasteful, and that Nigerian government officials should have come forward with the update within one calendar day of discussing any new developments with those interested parties.

Here’s another, much stronger dose of controversy — the governor of Nigeria, Ibrahim Gaidam, had announced on Wednesday of last week that all 110-odd remaining unfound girls were discovered, making headlines for its remarkableness. Gaidam even cause he parents’ children and family members to get excited, planning for their daughters’ collective and individual returns to their homes and lives.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, irresponsible governor Ibrahim Gaidam came back on his word, apologizing to those once-excited parties, stating that information he relied on to make the Wednesday announcement was entirely false.

Ibrahim Gaidam also stated that he felt what had happened to the hundreds of female boarding school enrollees was part of “God’s plan,” and that family members and friends should “pray” for their return.

People in the immediate crowd threw rocks and other hard objects at Gaidam’s convoy, particularly hitting the windows of his vehicles. Police reportedly arrested five individuals – two were family members of those poor, kidnapped women.


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