Hundreds of Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

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It’s been one year since the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped the girls from their boarding school in the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast. They are all still missing. Several groups are demanding the incoming government make finding the girls a priority. CCTV’s Deji Badmus filed this report.

Hundreds of Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

Hundreds of Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

It's been one year since the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. Islamist militants Boko Haram kidnapped the girls from their boarding school in the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria's northeast. Today, 219 of them still remain missing. Now, several groups are demanding the incoming government makes rescuing the girls a priority. CCTV's Deji Badmus filed this report.

Bring back our girls: One year on

On the first anniversary of the day 276 schoolgirls were snatched in the middle of the night from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says he must be honest about the prospects of getting the 219 girls who are still missing back to their families.

“We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown,” Buhari said in a statement. “As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them.”

On Tuesday, 219 girls dubbed “Chibok ambassadors” marched solemnly through Abuja, Nigeria's capital, each carrying a placard with the name of the missing girl they represent.


Sarah Crowe of UNICEF on the threat of Boko Haram

Sarah Crowe from UNICEF on the threat of Boko Haram

Sarah Crowe from UNICEF on the threat of Boko Haram

It's been one year since Boko Haram snatched hundreds of girls in the middle of the night from their school in northeast Nigeria. To talk more about the threat of Boko Haram and the suffering the terrorist group has caused,CCTV spoke to Sarah Crowe, spokesperson for the United Nation's Children's Fund.


It’s been one year since Boko Haram snatched hundreds of girls in the middle of the night from their school in northeast Nigeria. To talk more about the threat of Boko Haram and the suffering the terrorist group has caused, CCTV spoke to Sarah Crowe, spokesperson for the United Nation’s Children’s Fund.