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Nigerian protester: "It could have been me"

Monday, June 02, 2014 - 00:54

June 2 - Eight weeks after more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria, activists in Abuja vow to continue their protests until the girls are freed. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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It's been almost eight weeks, and still no signs of more than 200 kidnapped schools girls in Nigeria. Demonstrators in Abuja have no plans to go quietly. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RESIDENT OF ABUJA, WASILA MOHAMMED, SAYING: "I think of the girls and I think it could have been me. It could be. It could be my daughter. It could be my niece. You know, it could be. It could be anybody, and it's just think of - I think of the mothers and I think, you know what? We have to do this we have to. Someone has to do this. So if we don't do it right, then who else?" The Nigerian government has ordered "a full-scale operation" against the Boko Haram militants believed to be holding the girls. Nigeria has accepted help from the U.S. and other foreign powers to try to free the abducted girls, but they still have not come home.

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Nigerian protester: "It could have been me"

Monday, June 02, 2014 - 00:54