The First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama has condemned the kidnapping of over 200 girls in Borno, accusing Boko Haram of trying to steal the futures of the young girls.
In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters,” Mrs. Obama said, referring to Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12. “We see their hopes, their dreams and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.”
What happened in Nigeria is not an isolated incident, the first lady said, but is “a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions.”
“This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education — grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls,” she said. “Let us hold their families in our hearts during this very difficult time, and let us show just a fraction of their courage in fighting to give every girl on this planet the education that is her birthright.”