Letter of the Day: Nigerian kidnapping

  • A man display copies of local newspapers during a demonstration calling on the government to rescue kidnapped school girls from Chibok government secondary school, outside the defense headquarters, in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The plight — and the failure of the Nigerian military to find them — has drawn international attention to an escalating Islamic extremist insurrection that has killed more than 1,500 so far this year. Boko Haram, the name means "Western education is sinful," has claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping and threatened to sell the girls. The claim was made in a video seen Monday. The British and U.S. governments have expressed concern over the fate of the missing students, and protests have erupted in major Nigerian cities and in New York. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

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EDITOR: It saddens me that the national and international communities aren't doing more to rescue more than 200 Nigerian girls who was abducted from their high school last month by Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group. Just imagine the outrage if even one girl from the United States were kidnapped by a terrorist and the abductor went on TV to brag about selling her into slavery. Why are Nigerian girls worth less than ours when they come from loving families who want the best for their daughters just like we do? The answer is that they are not.



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