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Nigerian father of abducted girl: "Her aim is to become a doctor"

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:13

May 9 - A father whose daughter was abducted in Nigeria describes a young girl who wants to become a doctor, saying he hopes the U.S. will be allowed to track down the girls. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A crowd gathers in Abuja, singing in a show of support to more than 200 Nigerian school girls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. A father who asked not to be identified speaks about his missing daughter. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER TO ONE OF THE ABDUCTED GIRLS WHO DOES NOT WISH TO BE NAMED, SAYING: "I'm very sad as a father. My daughter, my obedient daughter who is struggling... Her aim is to become a doctor. All the time she is trying and very obedient girl all the time, so religious. I feel it, very bad, very painful, even my wife when we learnt that our daughters was kidnapped, she felt sick ." He hopes the U.S. will be allowed to track down the girls. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER TO ONE OF THE ABDUCTED GIRLS WHO DOES NOT WISH TO BE NAMED, SAYING: "If the Nigerian government will allow them to work faithfully, they will rescue our daughters." Militants stormed a secondary school near the Cameroon border, on April 14, and kidnapped the girls. They were taking exams at the time. Fifty have since escaped, but more than 200 remain with the insurgents.

Nigerian father of abducted girl: "Her aim is to become a doctor"

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:13

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