Reactions by the Nigerian authorities to the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping
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If the lack of initial coverage by the western media is really outrageous, the response (or lack thereof) by the Nigerian authorities is outright shocking.
For weeks after the kidnapping, it was unclear how many schoolgirls were actually kidnapped.
President Jonathan was still organizing political rallies 2 weeks after the kidnapping.
Then, over two weeks after the abduction, on the 2nd May, President Jonathan, at long last, set up Presidential Committee:
We can only guess that all the protests at home and those being planned abroad to #BringBackOurGirls have finally pressured the Nigerian government to step up their efforts in their search for the girls.
Reactions to offers of help from abroad
For weeks, the Nigerian government had refused help from abroad. However, under pressure, they eventually relented and accepted help from the UK, USA, France and Israel.
Reactions to peaceful protests at home
The names of over 200 kidnapped girls being compiled only 2 weeks after:
This investigative report has interesting details of the government's action:
(We need help extract the most important information and put it here.)
The New York Times 23 May 2014: "Nigeria’s Army Hampers Hunt for Abducted Schoolgirls"
Punchng.com 24 May 2014: ‘N489m Nigerian-made drone not fit for Sambisa operations’
- [18 Apr. 2014] Premium Times: Jonathan politicises Nigeria’s insecurity, fails to invite APC governors for crucial meeting.
- [25 May 2014] Washington Post: Nigeria’s opposition seizing on uproar over kidnapped schoolgirls.
- [24 June 2014] Nigeria Officially Ended Its Kidnapping Investigation, And More Than 200 Girls Are Still Missing.
- [26 June 2014] Washington Post: Goodluck Jonathan: Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria’s missing girls.
- [27 June 2014] Goodluck Jonathan: Silence isn't inaction.
- [27 June 2014] Washington PR Firm Inks $1.2 Million Deal, Immediately Places Nigerian President’s Op-Ed In Washington Post.
- [31 Oct. 2014] Chronicle of false narratives and inconsistencies by the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
- [01 Nov. 2014] Boko Haram denies truce, says kidnapped girls married.