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Just saw this press release from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA):
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria  

As Many As 234 Female Students from Nigerian Boarding School Were Kidnapped by Terrorist Group Boko Haram; Reports of Girls Being Sold As Brides

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution condemning the April 14 abduction of as many as 234 Nigerian school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram. While local officials have reported that several students were able to escape, nearly 200 of the abducted girls, most of them between 16 and 18 years old, remain missing, and news reports from the region indicate that the missing girls are possibly being sold as brides to Islamic militants for the equivalent of $12 each.  

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Africa and I have been searching for statements from him. So far have found:

Kerry: Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls in 'Unconscionable'

May 03, 2014 5:21 AM
The top U.S. diplomat says the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls is "an unconscionable crime."

Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday in Addis Ababa the U.S. will do "everything possible" to support the Nigerian government in returning the young women to their homes.

Ethiopia is Kerry's latest stop on his multi-nation tour of Africa. His trip is largely focused on security and human rights issues.

The State Department sent Rick Barton, Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) to Nigeria last week.

Kossaks Terrypinder, JoanMar, and augustin have posted diaries related to the kidnappings and the news and twitter coverage.

Horrible update from Nigeria

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

Why are they not worthy of the breaking news banner?

Twitter suspended high profile #BringBackOurGirls account for a few hours

Women in Abuja protested Wednesday, which was covered by the BBC:
Nigeria girls' abduction: Protest march in Abuja

Hundreds of mainly women protesters have marched through the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to press for the release of 230 schoolgirls abducted by militants two weeks ago.
There are more photos of the march here: #BringBackOurGirls: Women stage peaceful protest in Abuja over missing girls

Christian and Muslim women participated in the march and are united in their protests against this terrorism.

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Originally posted to Black Kos community on Sat May 03, 2014 at 04:18 AM PDT.

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