The 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram last year have been missing for one year, and today marks the 1 year remembrance. According to a report by BBC, the missing Chibok Girls were reportedly seen with Boko Haram members in Gwoza.
According to the report, over 50 of the school girls abducted by militant Islamists last year were seen alive 3 weeks ago, a woman told the BBC. The woman reportedly saw the girls in the north-eastern Gwoza town before the Boko Haram militants were driven out of that location by regional forces.
The whereabouts of the girls have remained unknown for a year, and this news may bring a light of hope to the family of these school girls.
Several campaign groups including Bring Back Our Girls have come together to increase the public’s awareness of this abductions. Also, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai a few months ago urged Nigerian authorities and the international community to put more efforts into securing the release of the girls. Click here if you missed it!