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Group of protesters march in Dublin over kidnap of 276 girls by Boko Haram

NewsBy Amanda Brunker
Protest: Dublin residents call for the release of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
Protest: Dublin residents call for the release of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Dublin joined in solidarity this morning with peaceful protestors all over the world to help raise awareness of the 276 girls that are being held captive by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

A small group of campaigners congregated at The Nigerian Embassy in Dublin at 10am to encourage the Irish government, the Nigerian president Goodluck Johnathan and the worlds press to come together to help aid the safe return of these girls.

In the wake of the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claiming that he will sell off these girls as slaves and wives, America has deployed a team of military specialists to the region; as have the British government.

The first group of young girls aged between 9 and 15 years of age were kidnapped by the extremists just over three weeks ago.

This week it’s been confirmed a further 11 girls were taken from a boarding school in the Chibok district of Nigeria. Although 53 of the girls managed to escape, it is still believed 276 remain captive and fears for their safety are mounting.

There were some emotional scenes at the Dublin Embassy today. Watch the protest here.