Everything You Must Know about Chibok and #BringBackOurGirls


Just a few hours ago in Abuja, president Jonathan Goodluck of Nigeria publicly admitted that his government is not aware of the whereabouts of more than two hundred female students from Borno state that were abducted 3 weeks ago. Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader who CNN described as the face of terror. A ruthless leader with a twisted ideology. And the sadistic architect of a campaign of mayhem and misery appeared in an almost one hour video and said, “We abducted your western education girls and we will sell them into slavery”. Abubakar Shekau is the leader of Jama’atu Ahl as-Sunnah il-Da’awati wal-Jihad, more commonly known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden,” is a Nigeria-based terrorist organisation that seeks to overthrow the current Nigerian government and replace it with a regime based on Islamic law.

See Also: Boko Haram in Nigeria – A Timeline of Terror

#BringBackOurGirls - Chibok and #BringBackOurGirls

In his latest video, Boko Haram leader was standing in front of 2 pick-up trucks mounted with machines guns. He was dressed up in combat fatigues, and 6 armed militant soldiers stood in the background with their faces hidden. The images of the video are somehow blurry but Zooms into Shekau speaking in mostly Arabic but at times in English. Over the first 15 minutes of the fifty-seven minutes video, Shekau takes a whipe on western education, democracy, efforts for Christians and Muslims to live in harmony, and rails against non-Islamic believers.

“We have your 200 Chibok girls from your Western School and you are worried. I told you repeatedly that western education must stop. Western education should end. Girls you should find men and get married,” Shekau said.

“I repeat this, you should stop western education. I abducted the girls and I will sell them cheaply in the market,” Shekau emphasized in the video. He claimed that his group was holding all the  girls as slaves.

“I will personally marry off a woman at 12, and I will marry-off a girl at 9,” he said in another section of the video.

Unconfirmed rumours from Chibok leaders suggested that the  girls had been taken across Nigerian Border with Cameroon and Chad, and sold as brides for as less as $12. International protest on the mission students was initially low, but all thanks to social media, it has recently become a hot topic. Bring back our girls campaigns are all over social media.

This video by Abubakar Shekau admitting that Boko Haram had abducted these girls immediately elicited a response from Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters which said, “This video is being taken seriously and we will bring back our girls.” However, DHQ maintains that the video by Boko Haram leader will not affect the ongoing search for the  200 female students.

John Kerry, US Secretary of States, Promised on Saturday night that US would do all that it can to help Nigeria deal with Boko Haram and bring back the 200 Chibok female students.

Meanwhile, groups yesterday held protests in major cities across Nigeria to prompt the government to speed up the operation to rescue the girls. Students and Youths from Borno states led by Miss Fatima Zanna Maliki and Comrade Yusuf Tom have given the government forty days commencing from the date of abduction of the girls in Chibok, and which will elapse on 24th May, 2014. If by this date the girls will not have been released, they have threatened to mobilise students national wide and gather at Ramat Square, where they hope to go on hunger strike until the government utilizes its full resources towards freeing of these girls. The students have asked the government to scale up its efforts towards bring back our girls mission.

But who are the girls who were abducted?

The CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria) has given the names of 180 girls who were abducted. According to them, the list of 180 names represents all schoolgirls who were abducted from their WAEC Exam Centre in Government Girls College, on April 2014.

Based on insinuations given by CAN, the girls were targeted due to the high number of Christian students in the institution. With the rising social media and international pressure, government and key forces are working to ensure that the girls are secured as soon as possible. Below is a detailed list of all the girls that were abducted as given by CAN:

Chibok Schoolgirls that were abducted (CAN list)

Christian Students
1 Deborah ​Abge
2. Awa ​Abge
3. Hauwa ​Yirma
4. Asabe ​Manu
5. Mwa ​Malam pogu
6. Patiant ​Dzakwa
7. Saraya ​Mal. Stover
8. Mary ​Dauda
9. Gloria ​Mainta
10. Hanatu ​Ishaku
11. Gloria ​Dama
12. Tabitha ​Pogu
13. Maifa ​Dama
14. Ruth ​Kollo
15. Esther ​Usman
16 Awa ​James
17 Anthonia Yahonna
18 Kume ​Mutah
19 Aisha ​Ezekial
20 Nguba ​Buba
21 Kwanta ​Simon
22 Kummai ​Aboku
23 Esther ​Markus
24 Hana ​Stephen
25. Rifkatu ​Amos
26 Rebecca ​Mallum
27.Blessing ​Abana
28. Ladi ​Wadai
29. Tabitha ​Hyelampa
30 Ruth ​Ngladar
31 Safiya ​Abdu
32 Na’omi ​Yahonna
33 Solomi ​Titus
34 Rhoda ​John
35 Rebecca ​Kabu
36. Christy ​Yahi
37. Rebecca ​Luka
38. Laraba ​John
39 Saratu ​Markus
40. Mary ​Usman
41 Debora ​Yahonna
42.Naomi ​Zakaria
43 Hanatu ​Musa
44. Hauwa ​Tella
45.Juliana ​Yakubu
46. Suzana ​Yakubu
47.Saraya ​Paul
48. Jummai ​Paul
49. Mary ​Sule
50. Jummai ​John
51.Yanke ​Shittima
52. Muli ​Waligam
53. Fatima ​Tabji
54. Eli ​Joseph
55.Saratu ​Emmanuel.
56. Deborah Peter
57.Rahila ​Bitrus
58. Luggwa ​Sanda
59. Kauna ​Lalai
60. Lydia ​Emmar
61.Laraba ​Maman
62.Hauwa ​Isuwa
63. Confort ​Habila
64. Hauwa ​Abdu
65. Hauwa ​Balti
66.Yana ​Joshua
67.Laraba ​Paul
68.Saraya ​Amos.
69. Glory ​Yaga.
70. Na’omi ​Bitrus.
71. Godiya ​Bitrus.
72. Awa ​Bitrus.
73. Na’omi ​Luka.
74. Maryamu Lawan.
75. Tabitha ​Silas.
76. Mary ​Yahona.
77. Ladi ​Joel.
78. Rejoice ​Sanki.
79. Luggwa ​Samuel.
80.Comfort ​Amos.
81. Saraya ​Samuel.
82. Sicker ​Abdul.
83.Talata ​Daniel.
84. Rejoice ​Musa.
85Deborah ​Abari.
86. Salomi ​Pogu.
87.Mary ​Amor.
88. Ruth ​Joshua.
89Esther ​John.
90. Esther ​Ayuba.
91. Maryamu Yakubu.
91. Zara ​Ishaku.
93. Maryamu Wavi
94. Lydia ​Habila.
95. Laraba ​Yahonna.
96. Na’omi ​Bitrus.
97.Rahila ​Yahanna.
98. Ruth ​Lawan.
99. Ladi ​Paul.
100 Mary ​Paul.
101. Esther ​Joshua.
102. Helen ​Musa.
103. Margret Watsai.
104. Deborah Jafaru.
105. Filo ​Dauda.
106. Febi ​Haruna.
107.Ruth ​Ishaku.
108.Racheal Nkeki.
109. Rifkatu Soloman.
110.Mairama yahaya.
111.Saratu ​Dauda.
112.Jinkai ​Yama.
113.Margret Shettima.
114.Yana ​yidau.
115. Grace ​Paul.
116. Amina ​Ali.
117. Palmata Musa
118. Awagana Musa
119. Pindar ​Nuhu
120.Yana ​Pogu.
121. Saraya ​Musa
122. Hauwa ​Joseph.
123. Hauwa ​kwakwi.
125. Hauwa ​Musa.
126. Maryamu Musa.
127. Maimuna Usman.
128. Rebeca Joseph.
129.Liyatu ​Habitu.
130. Rifkatu Yakubu.
131. Naomi ​Philimon.
132.Deborah Abbas.
133. Ladi ​Ibrahim.
134. Asabe ​Ali
135. Maryamu Bulama.
136.Ruth ​Amos.
137.Mary ​Ali
138. Abigail Bukar
139 Deborah Amos
140. Saraya ​Yanga
141. Kauna ​Luka
142. Christiana Bitrus
143.Yana ​Bukar
144. Hauwa ​peter
145.Hadiza ​Yakubu.
146.Lydia ​Simon
147. Ruth ​Bitrus .
148.Mary ​Yakubu
149.Lugwa ​Mutah.
150 Muwa ​Daniel.
151 Hanatu ​Nuhu
152. Monica Enoch
153. Margret Yama
154. Docas ​Yakubu
155. Rhoda ​Peter
156. Rifkatu Galang
157. Saratu ​Ayuba
158. Naomi ​Adamu
159. Hauwa ​Ishaya
160. Rahap ​Ibrahim
162. Deborah Soloman
163 Hauwa ​Mutah
164. Hauwa ​Takai
165. Serah ​Samuel

Muslim Girls
166. Aishatu Musa
167. Aishatu Grema
168. Hauwa ​Nkeki
169. Hamsatu Abubakar
170.Mairama Abubakar
171 Hauwa ​Wule
172. Ihyi ​Abdu
173. Hasana Adamu
174. Rakiya ​Kwamtah
175 Halima ​Gamba
176. Aisha ​Lawan
177. Kabu ​Malla
178. Yayi ​Abana
179. Falta ​Lawan
180. Kwadugu Manu

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