Nigeria and the Boko Haram

"It is time to end the nightmare. For a year, families have not known whether their daughters are dead or alive, married off, sold off or violated as a result of their captivity," Brown said. "We want all girls released."

Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

On April 14, 2014, an Islamic group preformed a mass kidnapping from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria. This kidnapping outraged much of the world. This article highlights the mass rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from the stronghold of the Islamic insurgent group. Also, it is stated that Nigeria's military is evaluating all the girls and checking their physical and mental health. The girls were abducted from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. In the article, it is explained that the females are left traumatized by this abduction and abuse.

The main opponents in this conflict are the Nigerian military fighting to rescue the girls, and the Islamic insurgent group who abducted the girls from the boarding school, and kept captive.

No other countries are directly involved, but the United States are concerned with the safety and mental stability of the girls. We are promoting the safe return of the girls back to their families.

The conflicts are being conducted by the Islamic insurgent group called the Boko Haram. This group has steadily been kidnapping females.

The reasoning for this conflict is that the Boko Haram kidnapped the girls to use them as armed human shields, or a first line of defense that fired at troops.

The efforts being taken to solve the problem non-violently is the use of technology/social media and public figures. The schoolgirls have become known as "the Chibok girls," and a campaign has been started for their release under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Their kidnappings were brought to the world's attention, including that of our first lady Michelle Obama. She became involved as she tweeted a photograph of herself holding the campaign sign. Mrs. Obama, along with several other notable public figures, promoted the hashtag on social media.

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