One Year Later in Nigeria, Hope Fades for Chibok Girls’ Return

In The Chicago Tribune, Faniel Magnowski, Michael Olukayode, and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo report that hope is fading for the 200 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school dormitories by Boko Haram militants exactly one year ago today. While many believe that newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari will crack down on Islamic militants, he is not certain that he will be able to locate the girls. “We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued,” Buhari said in a statement. “Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them.”

Read at The Chicago Tribune

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