It happened on 14 April, more than three months ago: 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped from a school in the town of Chibok, Nigeria, by the Yihadist group Boko Haram (Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping).
When the news spread, a huge solidarity began all around the world, the hashtag #bringbackourgirls was trending topic during a few hours and got 2,3 million tweets; celebrities posed all around the world holding moving signs, even Michelle Obama, the wife of the man who has killed more children in the world.
Nigeria army said soon that they knew where the abducted schoolgirls were (america.aljazzera.com) since two weeks after the kidnapping. But they couldn’t go and try to rescue them in a raid because that would be very dangerous, and the girls might be killed. Also, the government said that they can not negotiate with criminals. So, no raid, no negotiation, Nigerian authorities are doing exactly nothing.
Other countries offered their help, mainly United Kingdom and, of course, USA. The man who has killed more children in the world claimed that US troops and technology would help in the search of the kidnapped girls, even he could use some drones for this task, postponing some murders with his drone strikes in Somalia. Netanyahu offered assistance as well, surely excited by the idea of killing some muslims so far from Palestine; killing Palestinian helpless people is so easy and repetitive for him… And even the European Union reacted with a resolution “calling for an immediate and unconditional release” of the abducted schoolgirls; this is unusually forceful comparing with the usual behavior of the EU, as Palestinians know, but anyway Boko Haram wasn’t very impressed by this resolution.
Really the help for search wasn’t so needed, if we believe the Nigeria army when they said that they know where the girls are but their strategy is doing nothing. Even if it isn’t true, they could ask to the schoolgirls who had escaped walking, “where do you come from?” and they could have pointed with their fingers, “this way”; it wasn’t so difficult, I think, and not needed satellites or NSA surveillance.
During a few days, that was the front page news in every media; then the news about the kidnapped girls lowered quickly, and finally disappeared. Once it’s clear that nobody is going to do something for the girls, there aren’t news about the “incident”. 219 girls continue kidnapped, but now this issue isn’t interesting. A protest happens each day in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, but Western media don’t say a word about these protests, and so the racist morons can claim that muslims don’t mind if their daughters are kidnapped; for these morons, what isn’t in Fox News (or their equivalents in other countries), don’t exist.
The BringBackOurGirls is missing, nobody is interested for the kidnapped girls, except their families and Nigerian people. More than 60 girls escaped on their own. Once ruled out any help from Nigerian government and the so named international community, the only hope is that the rest of schoolgirls rescue themselves.