Kidnapped Nigerian girls: Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama join the cause
Celebrities and others took to platforms like Twitter to show their support for the kidnapped Nigerian girls who have yet to be rescued.
Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Hilary Clinton, and Amy Poehler have spoken out on social media for the 276 girls who were kidnapped from their school last month.
The campaign, which uses the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, encourages military intervention to rescue girls who were kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram rebels in north-east Nigeria.
Malala Yousafzai told CNN that the kidnapped girls were her "sisters".
Angelina Jolie also spoke publicly about the kidnapping, which she called "unthinkable cruelty and evil" at a press conference for her new movie Maleficent.
Michelle Obama shared a photograph on Twitter of herself holding up a sign reading 'Bring back our girls', accompanied by the caption: "Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It's time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo"
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton also took to Twitter to join the cause:
Girls still missing
The 276 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, on April 14, are still missing. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked the school, which had been reopened so that students could take their final exams, despite security concerns.
Family members of the kidnapped girls formed makeshift search parties and ventured into the forest to find the girls, armed with homemade weapons, but they have not found the girls, whom they now fear have been sold into slavery.
More girls kidnapped
It has also emerged that the group had kidnapped another 11 girls from the village of Warabe in Borno yesterday, increasing the international pressure for the extremist group to be stopped and the girls returned.
Nigerian Police are now offering a £300,000 (S$635,000) reward to anyone who can help them find the missing children.
Sources: Mail Online, CNN, People