PH students join call to release Nigerian girls

Posted at 06/27/2014 4:40 PM | Updated as of 06/28/2014 12:06 AM
Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St Scholastica's College, wear masks depicting kidnapped African school girls in Manila. Photo by Reuters

MANILA – Students of St. Scholastica's College in Manila on Friday joined the worldwide campaign to release the 276 school girls abducted in Nigeria recently.

Elementary, high school and college students of St. Scholastica’s College went outside their school building and conducted a noise barrage that lasted for several minutes.

More than 1,000 girls took part in the protest outside their campus aimed at voicing outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria in April by Boko Haram militants, a school official said.

Recent reports say that the United States (US) has already sent a team to Nigeria to help in the search for the hostages.

The campaign has also resulted to #BringBackOurGirls, a worldwide social media initiative that obtained the support of prominent personalities including US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Boko Haram, however, threatened to sell the girls as sex slaves or make them their members’ wives. -with reports from Noel Alamar, radio DZMM, and Reuters