A thousand nights ago on April 14th,2014, Boko Haram members stormed a Girls only college in the small town of Chibok, Borno State. That night, 276 girls were rudely and forcefully taken from their dorms, loaded into trucks and driven away- deep into the heart of the dreaded Sambisa forest. They would later be the basis for a worldwide condemnation of the Nigerian Government and lead to the birth of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) Movement.
Despite several calls on the Nigerian Government to rescue the girls, about 196 Chibok Girls still remain in with their Boko Haram captors.
On the 13th of October 2016, the Nigerian Government was able to secure the release of 21 Chibok girls from the Islamic extremist group.
And while that is commendable, there is still work to be done.
As the world watches, the parents of the girls hold on to a tiny thread of hope that one day, they will see their daughters again.
The sect has shown the girls several times in propaganda videos, so there is reason to believe they are still alive. The charge is on the Nigerian Military to rescue them on time.
The BBOG Movement continues to keep hope alive and demand for the girls to be released.
And Nigerians continue to demand that the government #BringBackOurGirls!