First lady of the United States Michelle Obama, in her first solo weekly address, expressed her “outrage” at the kidnapping of more than 200 girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria on Saturday.
“In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters,” Obama said while also marking Mother’s Day weekend. “We see their hopes, their dreams – and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.”
The first lady, following the kidnapping which began earlier in the month, joined the spark the social activism had created by tweeting a photo of herself holding a sign with the hashtag #bringbackoutgirls.
According to her the President of the United States, President Barack Obama has “directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to find these girls and bring them home.” “And what happened in Nigeria was not an isolated incident…it’s a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions,” She said.