The American Human Rights Council joins the parents, families, and world community in demanding the return of the more than 200 kidnapped school girls in Chibok, Nigeria. Two years ago today, April 14, 2013, more than 200 school girls were kidnapped from their school dormitory by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria. These young girls were taken from their families and all that they know in violation of their human rights and dignity; and robbed of their futures.
AHRC condemns the violent and heinous crimes committed against these young girls, their parents, families, and communities and demands the immediate and safe return to their families. On this two year anniversary as the people of Nigeria and the global community continue to demand the return of these young girls to their homes, we must also continue to have serious discussions and action on how to prevent these types of human rights violations against children around the world.
“We have a duty as a global community to instill mechanisms to prevent such violent crimes from being committed against our children,” stated Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. Our concerns for the well-being of the kidnapped girls in Chibok, Nigeria and their families must continue to be at the forefront on this two year anniversary, and every moment until these school girls are able to go home.” added Mr. Hamad.