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Bring Back Our Girls, a grassroots campaign in Nigeria that grew in response to Boko Haram’s mass-abduction of more than 270 schoolgirls in mid-April, claims the terrorist organization now boasts more than 50,000 members. Collectively known as the Chibok girls, those abducted are reportedly still being held by Boko Haram militants in a number of camps around Lake Chad. Learn everything you need to know about Boko Haram’s heinous school girl abduction, and how you can help, here.

08/29/2014 Nigeria (Daily Times) – The Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, campaign group has claimed that the Boko Haram has up to 50,000 members in its camp some of whom are desperate to die.

The BBOG group which disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, claimed it was quoting Mr. Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist said to be close to Boko Haram.

The BBOG said ‘‘According to Ahmad Salkida, Boko Haram has up to 50,000 people in their camps, most of them are sad and willing to die–as suicide bombers. If we’re not mindful our selfishness in not standing up now will consume us all. For these reasons and others, our advocacy must continue; we must continue telling the truth and demanding for it to be told,’’

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