In Pics: From Malala to Michelle, World demands #BringBackOurGirls

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Abuja, May 15: On April 15, the dreaded Islamist militant outfit Boko Haram abducted over 280 school girls.

The mass abduction of girls has left the world, outraged and shocked.

As the issue has garnered huge world attention, a campaign called #BringBackOurGirls has gone viral on the social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Last week, Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai had expressed her concerns over missing girls, while calling them her "sisters".

Let's take a look at who all are the part of the campaign to bring back missing Nigerian girls from the trap of Boko Haram:

Michelle Obama

US First Lady Michelle Obama, in a 5-minute address said,  "In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now."

Malala Yousafzai

"When I heard about the girls in Nigeria being abducted I felt very sad and I thought that my sisters are in prison and I thought that I should speak up for them. If we remain silent then this will spread, this will happen more and more and more. The international community has to do more to help the girls kidnapped over three weeks ago by Islamist Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. When such things happen we cannot keep quiet."

UK PM David Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Britain "will do what we can" to help find more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.

The Rock Dwayne Johnson

Famous WWF wrestler and Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson has also joined the global campaign. He reportedly said, "Such kind of incidents towards girls should not be saved in any part of the world."

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Schulman joined a 'Bring Back Our Girls' rally in Los Angeles.

Ellen DeGeneres

Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a picture supporting the campaign to find the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.

Photos released on Facebook

On Wednesday, some photos of abducted girls were posted on Facebook.

Innocent girls aged between 8 to 17

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau in a 17-minute video said,"These girls, these girls you occupy yourselves with... we have indeed liberated them. We have indeed liberated them. Do you know we have liberated them? These girls have become Muslims". "We will never release them (the girls) until after you release our brethren. Here I mean those girls who have not submitted (converted to Islam)."

Nigerian women protest

Two girls said they were Christian and have been converted to Islam. The number of girls shown in the video was just under half of the 276 pupils abducted by the terrorists from the northern state of Borno.



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