10/22/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – One of the Co-founders of Bring Back Our Girls, Oby Ezekwesili, was nominated for the Mother Teresa Award. This was for her work in advocating and securing the release of the Chibok Girls in Nigeria. While in India for the award ceremony, she was able to speak on the subject which she greatly cares about, girl empowerment and the Chibok girls. She is also currently running for president in Nigeria in the 2019 elections.
Though Ezekwesili did not win the award, which was given to a Pakistani lawyer named Salman Sufi, she was again able to remind the world that over 100 girls are still missing in Nigeria. There was a huge push by the international community in the year after the girls were taken, with many famous figures raising awareness of this problem. Over the past several years since, this has fallen to the wayside.
It is good to remind the world that these girls are still missing. Many families are still bereft of their children due to the actions and hatred of these horrible men. Despite many claims by the Nigerian Government, Boko Haram has not been defeated. They continue to attack and kill people regularly and are holding many innocent people in captivity. Please continue to pray for the missing Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, and the families and victims of Boko Haram.
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