Missing Chibok Schoolgirls

15th September 2016

Last week I spoke in a debate on the missing Chibok Schoolgirls in Nigeria.

Over two years ago, 276 girls were kidnapped by the militant organisation Boko Haram which roughly translates to ‘Western education is a sin’. We can only imagine the distress they and their families are going through.

The UK Government has gone to great lengths to assist the Nigerian Government in bringing the schoolgirls back, but more must be done. Additional efforts must also be made to ensure that everyone around the world, boy or girl, has the right to education to better themselves, their families, communities and countries.

Two years on, we must not forget these girls and must continue to work for their safe return.

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