#BringBackOurGirls: First Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirl Found After 2 Years
Activists and members of Nigeria's military say the first Chibok schoolgirl, abducted by the Boko Haram two years ago, has been found in Nigeria.
Now the identity of the kidnapped Chibok girl, reportedly found in a forest by vigilantes, must be verified by her mother and head teacher.
As of today, 218 girls are still reported missing.
In April 2014, gunmen arrived in Chibok, Nigeria, and busted through a secondary school's dormitories, loading more than 200 girls onto trucks. Some managed to escape by jumping off of the trucks and hiding in the bushes.
The tragic abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls is one of many stories that tell the tale of girls struggling to attend school worldwide.
First Lady Michelle Obama captured worldwide attention with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in 2014 where she advocated for the release of the Chibok girls from the stranglehold of the militant group.
In a recent campaign, the First Lady voiced a special public service announcement dedicating the iTunes hit track, "This Is For My Girls," executive produced by MAKERS, to the world's 62 million girls, like the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, who need to fight for access to education.
Earlier this year at SXSW in Austin, Texas, the First Lady also referenced the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls and Malala Yousafzai's courageous fight for education as just some extreme examples of how difficult it is for girls to get to school.
"I've heard horrifying stories of young women who are pushed down because they’re trying to get an education," she said during the panel with rapper Missy Elliot, actress and activist Sophia Bush, Queen Latifah, and songwriter and singer Diane Warren, who wrote the lyrics for "This Is For My Girls."
Watch the First Lady's PSA above and help support the world's 62 million girls who need an education by downloading "This Is For My Girls" on iTunes now.
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