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Politics
3:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

'Bring Back Our Girls' supporters march at the Capitol

Participants of “Bring Back Our Girls" rally march through the streets of Jefferson City on Saturday, May 31, 2014
Credit Nick Komisar / KBIA

Members of the Nigerian community locally, gathered at the Capitol building Saturday to raise awareness for the abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. Participants of the rally wore shirts and help up signs with the words “Bring Back Our Girls” as they marched around the Capitol. “Bring Back Our Girls” is a national campaign.

On April 15, a terrorist group named Boko Haram attacked a girl’s boarding school and kidnapped over 200 girls ages 15 to 18 from their dormitories. The name of the group Boko Haram translates to “Western education is a sin.”

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Global Journalist
5:30 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Exploring the rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigeria appears to be on the verge of a civil war. The instigator of escalating sectarian conflict seems to be a militant Islamic sect known as the Boko Haram. 

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