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Nigerian celebrities rally behind search of kidnapped

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 01:31

May 10 - Nigerian celebrities join protesters in calling for the rescue of over 200 girls kidnapped from their secondary school last month by Islamist Militants Boko Haram. Nathan Frandino reports.

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The fight to bring back Nigeria's kidnapped girls is getting more celebrity help. Nigerian musicians and entrepreneurs join about 100 protesters as they march in Lagos Saturday. Despite the celebrity status, the message remains the same. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NIGERIAN MUSICIAN TIWA SAVAGE SAYING: "We are Nigerians and this is happening to our sisters, our daughters, you know, our nieces and I think we've left it too long to even speak up to this magnitude." Last month, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls from a school in the northeast. Some have escaped, but most remain missing. The protesters gathered at the state governor's residence, where Babatunde Fashola responded to their demands for a statement. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR BABATUNDE FASHOLA SAYING: "I believe that there are other things that we can still do, some of those things is to begin to try and get information out, any type of information I'm sure will be useful to those who are looking for these girls even if all it does is to help them eliminate this possibility and focus on that possibility." Boko Haram has threatened to sell the girls on the market.

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Nigerian celebrities rally behind search of kidnapped

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 01:31