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Boko Haram: Why selfies won’t ‘bring back our girls’

The onus is on politicians of all political and religious persuasions to take control of this situation

By Noo Saro-Wiwa  

The actress Salma Hayek joins the Twitter campaign calling for the release of the Nigerian school girls

Over a month ago, in April, Boko Haram militants conned their way into the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria, and ordered its teenage pupils to board a convoy of trucks. More than 200 petrified girls were driven away into the night at gunpoint, their whereabouts still unknown. It is not the first incidence of female abduction in northern Nigeria by the Islamist terrorist group (a…

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