Michelle Obama appeals to Boko Haram to return kidnapped girls

The First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama (FLOTUS) has joined campaign calling for the return of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria kidnapped by the Islamist group, Boko Haram.

A total of 276 students were kidnapped in Nigeria’s Borno state about three weeks ago when the Islamist group stormed their school, loaded them onto trucks but some of the girls managed to escape.

The US First Lady on May 8, 2014 joined the protest campaign by posting a photo of herself holding up a small placard with the trending hashtag “#BringBackOurGirls” on photo sharing site, Instagram.

She posted that: “Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls.”

Several other renowned personalities, including Drake, Forest Withaker, Justin Timberlake, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Aston Kutcher, CNN’s Aisha Sesay, have also joined in the campaign. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu (Twitter: @delaXdela / Instagram: citizendela)

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