The night of April 16 was one of fear and terror in Lagos, Nigeria, as 250 high school girls were abducted from the Chibok Girls Secondary School overnight, forced into trucks and disappeared without a trace.
The girls are between the ages of 16 and 18.
CNN reports that Boko Haram Militants were behind the abduction. The translation of the groups name in local tongue is, “Western Education is a sin.” Under it’s Sharia Law, women should be home raising children and looking after their husbands—education should be the last thing on their minds.
The kidnapping came after a massive explosion in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, located in the center of the country. Fox News reported that at least 75 people were killed in the explosion and at least 141 were wounded.
Nigerians have rallied for days, in hopes that the government will take action. An unidentified mother of one of the kidnapped cries out below to have her daughter found and returned.
Join us as we lift up prayers to petition for the safe return of the Nigerian women. We pray for the protection of their minds, the safety of their bodies, and deliverance from emotional distress.
http://westa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/unnamed.png439756Antoinette R. Bankshttp://westa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/westalogo.pngAntoinette R. Banks2014-05-06 19:32:352014-05-13 03:08:26West Angeles Says #BringBackOurGirls