American Celebrities and Heads of State Show Support to Find Missing Nigerian Girls
American celebrities are starting to show their support for the campaign to bring back the girls in Nigeria who were kidnapped from their schools.
NBCRightNow.com - American celebrities are starting to show their support for the campaign to bring back the girls in Nigeria who were kidnapped from their schools.
Celebrities around the world are voicing their outrage over the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria last month, and they are flooding social media with posts using the hash tag #BringBackOurGirls.
Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton, and Amy Poehler are just a few of the big names showing their support to the social media campaign, which encourages military intervention to find the girls who were kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram rebels in northeast Nigeria.
Most schools in the state closed due to fear that the rebels, which opposes western education, including the education of girls, would attack.
A Nigerian lawyer started the bring back our girls hash tag, and it gained traction in Nigeria and started trending there two weeks ago
It is now been picked up internationally, with people around the world sharing photos of themselves holding up signs reading #BringBackOurGirls.
Staff at the State Department said the U.S. is sending a coordination cell including military personnel and law experts to Nigeria to find the missing girls.
President Obama said the U.S. government is going to do everything they can to provide assistance to them.
Nigerian police are now offering a £300,000 reward, which is about half a million dollars, to anyone who can help them find the missing children.