Lagos – Some mothers of the more than 200
schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State two years ago will for
the first time speak out about their ordeals at an event scheduled for the
United States later on Thursday.
The event will be held in Washington, titled, “Nigeria:
Fractured and Forgotten.”
Other speakers on the panel, co-hosted by the 21st
Century Wilberforce Initiative and the Heritage Foundation, include U.S.
Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom David Saperstein, former Congressman
Frank Wolf, Becky Gadzama, Co-Founder of Education Must Continue Initiative in
Also read: Plan International wants all abducted Chibok girls rescued
Elijah Brown, Executive VP of 21st Century Wilberforce
Initiative, and Joshua Meservey, Africa and Middle East Policy Analyst at the
Heritage Foundation, will also speak.
In addition to Mary’s riveting story, this timely
discussion will focus on the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative’s new,
in-depth report detailing the urgent challenges to religious freedom in
Nigeria. It also offers strategic policy guidance to help the United States
stand with Nigeria at this critical hour.
Communities of faith in northern and central Nigeria face
discrimination, deadly security threats from Boko Haram violence, and
accelerating aggression by Fulani militants in the Middle Belt.
With 5 million people indefinitely displaced,
Nigeria faces one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
- CAJ News