Abuja: Although it has been a year since the Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group kidnapped nearly 300 school girls, crushing their dreams of any future aspirations, the incident still feels like a fresh tragedy all the more since the girls have still not been found.
The girls were abducted on the night of April 14-15 of 2014 by the terrorist group who strongly protested against the promotion of Western education, especially for girls. The country’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has expressed his concern regarding the worldwide outrage imposed by the act committed by this group, the incident’s first anniversary.
He focused on the pain and suffering of the family and friends of the abducted girls and has extended unconditional support to them on behalf of the government.
The abducted girls on Tuesday received immense support from various strong and active personalities including Nobel Peace Prize winner is Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old girl from Pakistan who was shot in the face for favoring education for the female race. She said, “I am one of the million people around the world who keep you and your families foremost in our thoughts and prayers.”
However, the reality remains the same. There is no sign that the current government is any close to finding them as Boko Haram continues to kill in large numbers.