Three years after nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory in northeastern Nigeria, the Bring Back Our Girls group marked the anniversary of their abduction on Friday (April 14) with a protest and lecture in the country’s capital Abuja.
The 276 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in the remote Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.
In October 21 Chibok girls were released in a deal brokered by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, while a handful of others have escaped or been rescued.
Two parents to two of the abducted Chibok girls marched in protest to the presidential villa while the protest group held a sit-in protest at the Unity Fountain. Nigeria‘s government said on Thursday it is in talks to release the remaining Chibok girls.