Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a shooting by Taliban insurgents, has said the world must not stay silent over the abduction of more than 200 girls in Nigeria.
She told the BBC that “if we remain silent then this will spread, this will happen more and more and more”.
The man behind the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls echoes that sentiment. “What’s important is that the hashtag is raising awareness,” Abdullahi told BBC Trending. “The intention of all who tweeted it was to bring this barbaric act to the attention of the world and to rescue the girls, as the hashtag says #BringBackOurGirls.” ..
Former UN chief Kofi Annan, also appealed for action. He criticised both the Nigerian government and other African nations for not reacting faster to the kidnapping, and called on them to use whatever was at their disposal to help free the girls…
US First Lady Michelle Obama tweets a picture of herself highlighting the #BringBackOurGirls campaign
Source: BBC News