December 21, 2014
Michelle Obama joins global protest to free Nigerian girls
The US First Lady has joined the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign that calls for military intervention to recover nearly 300 schoolgirls who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels in north-east Nigeria.
“Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families,' reads a caption in Michelle Obama’s Twitter account where she also uploaded a picture of herself showing the slogan of the campaign.
Washington has sent military experts to the African country in a bid to help authorities find the girls.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai are among other voices joining the chorus of condemnation of the Nigeria situation supporting the "BringBack" call.