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Boko Haram: Missing girls held hostage in Nigeria 9 years ago remember, still pray for their return



Abuja. Nine years ago, Boko Haram extremists abducted 275 girls, including Margaret Yama and her sister, from a school in northern Nigeria. Some girls, including Yama, were later released, but 94 girls, including her sister Rifkatu Galang, are still missing.

Yama (25) says I put my sister’s picture on my phone screen. Every time I see his face, it reminds me to pray for his return. I pray for him everyday.

It should be noted that on April 14, 2014, Boko Haram raided the Government Secondary School for Girls in Chibok Community in Borno State and abducted girls who were preparing for science exams. Following the disappearance of several daughters, a “Bring Back Our Daughters” campaign was launched on social media, involving various celebrities from around the world, including Michelle Obama, wife of former US President Barack Obama.

The missing girls are now commemorated through new statues created by French artist Prune Nourry in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University.

Nori hopes the statues, displayed in Nigeria’s Lagos Mall, will remind the world of a forgotten tragedy. The artist told The Associated Press that the sculptures depict girls who are still missing. Through these, voices have been raised to keep girls safe globally.

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