Campaigners in Nigeria plant trees and tie ribbons to mark the third anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION Campaigners in Nigeria's capital Abuja gathered on Saturday (April 8) to plant trees and tie ribbons, marking the third anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 pupils by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Aisha Yesufu, the leader of 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign, said their aim is to remind people of the kidnapped schoolgirls and to ensure that the government will do "the right thing and bring them (Chibok girls) back home". A total of 276 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok in 2014 in one of the most infamous actions of their insurgency. More than 20 were released in October in a deal brokered by the International Red Cross. Others have escaped or been rescued but about 200 are believed to be still in captivity. Boko Haram has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven-year-old insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria.