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Nigeria offers $300,000 reward for assistance in rescuing kidnapped girls

May 12, 2014, 10:55 UTC+3
People protest and demand the authorities to neutralize terrorists and release the hostages
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PRETORIA, May 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Nigerian police has announced a reward of 50 million naira (about $ 300,000) for information that will help to find more than 200 girls who were abducted by terrorists from Boko Haram, Nigerian police press-service reported.

Boko Haram militants (Western education is a sin – translation from the language of Hausa) April 14 kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the Lyceum in the village Chibok in the northeast of the country. According to police, 53 of them escaped, 223 remain captive.

Boko Haram explained the reason for attack that "Western education must be stopped and the girls have to leave the school and get married."

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan after a meeting with the heads of law enforcement agencies, the military and the authorities ordered the heads of law enforcement agencies to "do everything possible" to release all schoolgirls. US and France offered help in finding and freeing kidnapped schoolgirls.

There are mass protests in Nigeria. People demand the authorities to take decisive action to neutralize terrorists and release the hostages.

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