Target: President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
Goal: Save kidnapped girls and prevent Boko Haram from kidnapping more girls and forcing them to join the terrorist group.
Recently, testimonies from women who escaped from the clutches of terrorist group Boko Haram spoke of the horrors they had to face. The schoolgirls from Chibok who were kidnapped in the past are allegedly part of the thousands of girls who were forced to join Boko Haram, and the President of Nigeria must do something to aid and rescue these girls before it is too late.
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which was founded in 2002, has been causing damage in Nigeria through various acts of bombings, assassinations, and abductions as it tries to overthrow the government. After the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014, international awareness was brought to the atrocities of Boko Haram with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. However, the kidnapped schoolgirls still have not been found, and the horrors of Boko Haram are far from over. Recent testimonies by some girls who escaped have brought forth dismal news of the kidnapped girls being used to terrorize captives, to fight, and even forced to carry out killings for the terrorist group. Many of the girls are also forced to marry members of Boko Haram and produce their offspring.
Although the United States has expressed interest in helping the plight of the girls involved with the kidnappings, only Nigeria is able to really make a positive impact and save the girls. The vicious cycle of kidnappings by Boko Haram must be stopped. Please sign the petition below to urge the President of Nigeria to work harder to save the girls who are under the torment of Boko Haram, and to work on preventative measures to stop Boko Haram from kidnapping any more girls.
Dear President Muhammadu Buhari,
I am writing to you about the terrible kidnappings of girls that are occurring in Nigeria. These innocent schoolgirls are being taken away from their families and are being forced to join the Boko Haram terrorist group. These girls are often brutally beaten, raped, and brainwashed to carry out atrocious acts for Boko Haram. These girls’ lives are ruined, and their families are left devastated by this tragedy. These girls deserve to have the right to live their lives peacefully with their families.
Please work to help rescue the girls who were kidnapped and forced into Boko Haram, and increase measures to prevent any more schoolgirls from getting kidnapped by the group. These incidents are not only a tragedy to the girls involved and their families, but also to the country of Nigeria.
[Your Name Here]
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