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ICC Note:

On the night of April 14, 2014, Boko Haram raided the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok Village, a Christian stronghold in an overwhelming Islamic Nigerian northeast, and abducted more than 300 predominantly Christian school girls. It’s been more than three months since, and more than 240 of those abducted remain in Boko Haram’s captivity despite the support of the United States, Canada, England, Israel, and China, among others. Learn everything you need to know about Boko Haram’s heinous schoolgirl abduction here.

07/16/2014 Nigeria (World Watch Monitor) – Three months to the day after more than 200 teenage girls were kidnapped from their school in northeast Nigeria, headlines have been dominated by the visit of another teenager, 17 year old Pakistani Malala Yusufzai, to some of the missing girls’ families and the Nigerian President.

But there is no real progress in actually securing freedom for the girls, who were abducted in April from the Government Secondary school in Chibok, Borno state.

Western diplomats have said that, despite international publicity, the efforts to find the hostages are little further on than they were in May, when Britain, America and France began to help. With neither a prisoner swap nor a rescue considered likely, there was little real prospect of any “breakthrough” in the foreseeable future, they said.

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