Today marks the 500th day since nearly 300 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped from their school by the jihadist group, Boko Haram.
The girls were abducted on the night of April the 14th last year, in the town of Chibok, in North-eastern Nigeria.
Soon after the abduction, an online campaign called Bring Back Our Girls started, and has continued to garner support from people online to spread awareness of the missing girls through online activism.
To get more insight CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson spoke to Lagun Akinloye, a reporter and political analyst in Nigeria.
According to Akinloye there are no activities in Nigeria (that he is aware of) to commemorate this day.
People are aware that days are passing but there is no set event to commemorate or to remember the girls— Lagun Akinloye, a reporter and political analyst in Nigeria.
Akinloye says that there is still hope that the girls will be found. He also said that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Nigeria sent his supports to the founders and organisers of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign.
Earlier this year there were reports that Chibok girls were found and sent back to their families but Akinloye says the girls they found were not in any way connected to Chibok girls.
Sadly, Boko Haram seems to adopt the tactics of taking girls as sex slaves and prisoners of war— Lagun Akinloye, a reporter and political analyst in Nigeria.
Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show: