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Chibok girls still in captivity two years later

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​Responding to the news that a video has been released showing 15 of the missing Chibok girls, ActionAid calls for the Nigerian government to fulfill its promise to rescue the missing girls.

Sarah Carson, ActionAid UK Women’s Right’s Campaign Manager, said:

“On the second anniversary of the kidnapping of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, we woke to the news that a new video has just been released that appears to show 15 of the girls in captivity. It’s the first footage we’ve seen of the girls since 2014 and a haunting reminder that 214 young girls are still missing.

“The Nigerian government has made promises to do all it can to rescue these girls, and ActionAid is calling on the government to fulfil its promise as a matter of urgency. It must also make sure that all schools across the country are safe so that all girls are able to fulfil their right to go to school without fear of violence.

“In the meantime, until every single one of the 214 girls are brought home safely, we must continue to raise our voices, and call on the Nigerian government to do all that it can to bring back our girls.”

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