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Nigerians In California Get Involved In Push To Find Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria

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By KMVT News

San Jose, California (CNN) "Bring back our girls" - it's a slogan that's gaining global traction.

It's a social media push to find about 200 girls kidnapped from their school dorm by Islamist militants in Nigeria more than two weeks ago.

Some reports claim the girls were sold into slavery or as wives.

Now some Nigerians in California are getting involved.

Nigerian-born Ola Hassan is working hard from his office in San Jose.

He wants California Congressman Mike Honda to spread the word through Washington - that the U.S. must get involved.

“We want this atrocity that's going on in Nigeria to be stopped. We demand an immediate answer and want an intervention and make Nigerian government to be accountable,” Hassan says.

There are more than 30-thousand Nigerians living in northern California.

And members of the Bay Area's Nigerian association are planning a protest in Newark on Saturday.

Back in Nigeria, the defense ministry released a statement Thursday saying it is committed to continuing its search.


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