#BringBackOurGirls: Addressing the Threat of Boko Haram: Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on African Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, May 15, 2014 [open pdf - 507KB]
This testimony compilation is from the May 15, 2014 hearing titled "#BringBackOurGirls: Addressing the Threat of Boko Harram" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on African Affairs. From the testimony of Ambassador Robert P. Jackson: "It has now been one month since Boko Haram kidnapped more than two hundred girls from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. At the time of the kidnapping, these brave girls had returned to their high school in order to complete examinations that would allow them to attend university. By seeking knowledge and opportunity, they represented a challenge to Boko Haram in the heart of its area of operations. As the world now knows, Boko Haram opposes democracy and formal education. It has attempted to crush the kind of faith in the promise of education and prosperity that families in Chibok showed." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert P. Jackson, Earl Gast, Alice Friend, and Lantana Abdullahi.
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