September 11, 2014 marks the 150th day since the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok, Bornu State, Nigeria. Since their April 14th abduction, the Nigerian federal government under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan continues to remain silent on its rescue efforts. Furthermore, the Nigerian Security forces struggle to address the escalating humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram, the group responsible for the ongoing spree of deadly attacks, bombings, and kidnappings in Northern Nigeria.
As the world continues to demand the safe and secure release of the abducted girls, we must being to ask the question, “What are we bringing them back to?” The Jonathan Administration must ensure that culturally competent and intensive wraparound services are instituted, that will meet the complex needs of the girls and their families.
This video was filmed at a protest in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC. It illustrates the reasons why we ACT4 for the still missing 219 Nigerian school girls.
Video production donated by Chris Mariles. Music is “Reawakening” by Kevin MacLeod