Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

World

 

Outrage grows two weeks after Nigeria schoolgirls kidnapped

Published on Apr 29, 2014 9:50 PM
 
Mothers of kidnapped school girls react during a meeting with the Borno State governor in Chibok, Maiduguri, Borno State on April 22, 2014. Nigerian parents lashed out on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the government's failure to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists two weeks ago, as families agonised over the uncertain fate of the hostages. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

KANO (AFP) - Nigerian parents lashed out on Tuesday at the government's failure to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists two weeks ago, as families agonised over the uncertain fate of the hostages.

"May God curse every one of those who has failed to free our girls," said Enoch Mark, whose daughter and two nieces were among over 100 students abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in the Chibok area of northeastern Borno state.

The government is "showing indifference to (a) monumental disaster," he charged.

The attack was one of the most shocking in Boko Haram's five-year Islamist uprising, which has claimed thousands of lives across northern and central Nigeria.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos