'Bring Back Our Girls': Locals rally to raise awareness for kidnapped Nigerian girls
POSTED: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:51pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 7:55pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A dozen people came out to rally at the State Capitol as part of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign.
It's a movement happening all across the world right now. Nearly 300 girls in Nigeria were kidnapped from their school last month by an african terrorist group, and they're still missing. People right here at home are hoping this rally will bring more awareness of what's going on.
"Everybody is now coming together to fight this because it can happen to anybody's child," said Rufus Nwogu.
"It's Nigeria today. It could be Ghana tomorrow. It could be Ethiopia next time, and it could spread around the world like that. So, I think it's time for us to do something about it as a world community. not just as Nigerians," said Ayodeji Famuyide.
The United Nigerians Organization of Baton Rouge helped organize the rally. They said this most likely won't be the last rally because they won't stop until the girls are found.