Chibok Girls Still Missing: The Year in Review
– April 2014 –
– 14: 276 girls, aged from 12 to 17, are seized from the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria.
Boko Haram gunmen storm the girls’ boarding school, forcing them from their dormitories onto trucks and driving them into the bush. Fifty-seven girls manage to flee.
– 29: Parents lash out at the government’s failure to rescue the girls.
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– May –
– 1: Hundreds of parents, many dressed in red, protest in Chibok to demand help from the government and other countries.
– 5: Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau claims responsibility in a video statement for the mass abduction, and vows to sell the girls as slave brides.