The twitter campaign with hashtag #BringBackOurGirls for Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped three weeks ago continues. A number of international celebrities, politicians, musicians and athletes have posted pictures of themselves with the same clear message: Get the girls home.
On Friday, a number of Norwegian politicans joined the campaign #BringBackOurGirls with the initiative of TV2.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg supported the campaign by posing with the message on a poster. She also condemned the terrorist group kidnapping school girls.
– In Nigeria, more than 200 girls have been kidnapped. Terror Group Boko Haram says that these girls have nothing to do at school, and that they are now for sale. It is not difficult to imagine the despair that mothers, fathers and siblings are now experiencing. We share the Nigerian family’s burning desire to get their loved ones home safely, said Solberg.
She also noted there have been attacks on schools in 70 countries for the past five yearrs, while the international community failed to make schools zones of peace during the wars.
About the case
In mid-april, over 200 school girls were abducted from a school, in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram, a terrorist group based in the northern region. Although some of the girls have managed to escape, there are still many others at the hands of the kidnappers.
Nigerian women have organized demonstrations in cities across the country to demand that the government intensifies its efforts to rescue the girls. Internet users have also created a an online campaign on twitter and facebook with the hashtag #bringourgirlsback, asking to spread the outrage against this criminal action by extremist group.