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Chibok girls: 500 days on and still no trace

27 August 2015, 08:51Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – Events have been lined up to express solidarity with the missing schoolgirls the Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State.

The events mark 500 days since the disappearance of the girls.

The day will begin with the so-called Day 500 March to Alausa, Lagos.

Further commemorations are scheduled for New York at the Church Centre for the United Nations.

Also Read: Boko Haram suspects on trial in Chad over twin attacks

Candlelight processions and prayer vigils have been scheduled to take place locally and internationally.

On the night of 14-15 April in 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in Chibok.

Hopes were raised the girls would be released after the Army announced a truce between the Boko Haram and government forces.

The announcement coincided with the six-month anniversary of the girls’ capture.

Efforts to rescue the girls have not borne fruit.

- CAJ News


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