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Vigil held in Los Angeles for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 01:07

May 12 - With candles burning, a Los Angeles community voiced their support for over 200 girls abducted last month in Nigeria. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Keeping hope alive for over 200 abducted school girls. Shedding light on a dark story in Nigeria, this Los Angeles community came out to voice their concern on Sunday. Outraged by Boko Haram's actions, and supportive for the girls they have in their grasp. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALICIA MENAKAYA, VIGIL PARTICIPANT, SAYING: "I really want to support the cause, I believe in the cause. We need to find our girls and I want to help, and I want everyone else to as well. I'm Nigerian, these are my people, and it doesn't even matter that I'm Nigerian. These girls need to be found, and I can't believe they haven't been yet." Younger girls, like Cynthia McKee, stood tall: (SOUNDBITE) (English) CYNTHIA MCKEE, VIGIL PARTICIPANT, SAYING: "I'm eleven, and I came because my friend Effie was making a speech, and I'd like to support the girls who were kidnapped." Posted in a YouTube video, the leader of Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls in exchange for prisoners. There was no immediate reaction from Nigerian authorities, but one senior official said the government was studying the situation.

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Vigil held in Los Angeles for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 01:07