The children of Nigeria are not being protected. According to The New York Times, at least 60 more girls and 31 boys were kidnapped this past weekend by the Boko Haram militant group.
The kidnapping occurred in the village of Kummabza. During the kidnapping, 30 people were killed. Earlier this month, 20 girls were kidnapped by the group in Garkin Fulani.
The kidnapping of 200 girls made national headlines in April. Celebrities, politicians and social media users rallied for the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign to force the Nigerian government into action against Boko Haram.
However, weeks have gone by and the kidnapped girls are still being held hostage. The social media outrage has died down tremendously and most celebrities and politicians haven’t done more than hold signs with the caption, “Bring Back Our Girls.”
It’s a form of “slacktavism” for people to jump on trends without doing much to implement real change. In fact, you’re more likely to see Kermit the Frog on your Instagram timeline than a post about the missing children in Nigeria.
At this point, the Nigerian government can’t control Boko Haram and the U.S. and other nations have yet to step in to stop the extremist group.