A U.S. military team is heading to Nigeria to join in the search for hundreds of missing schoolgirls, who were kidnapped at gunpoint for daring to get an education. There are new concerns the girls are being separated into smaller groups to make it more difficult to find them. This comes as Boko Haram, the terror group behind the kidnapping, launched a brutal attack killing more than 300 people in a Nigerian village. Vladamir Duthiers has the latest from Abuja, Nigeria.
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People around the world are horrified and outraged as the terror group Boko Haram threatens to sell hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls into slavery. The Nigerian government's response has been almost entirely ineffective. There is still no sign of the girls and this week Boko Haram launched a new attack in a remote area of Nigeria, where more than 300 people were killed.
As for the missing girls, the militants took them at gunpoint from their school in northern Nigeria on April 14. As time passes, the situation gets more desperate. This has triggered a global call for action, as people voice their anger and frustration with the demand #BringBackOurGirls. What started as a hashtag on social media quickly turned into a worldwide rallying cry.
You can watch the spread of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag across Twitter since the girls vanished:
Some of the most famous and powerful figures on social media are adding their voices to the cause:
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— Vladimir Duthiers (@vladduthiersCBS) May 2, 2014
— AmyPoehlerSmartGirls (@smrtgrls) May 7, 2014
— Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) May 4, 2014
Children are the reward of life. Rescue our Nigerian sisters. The world is watching, Make your voice heard. Retweet! #BringBackOurGirls
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) May 2, 2014
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) May 8, 2014
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