#BringBackOurGirls: What We Know About the Nigerian Abductions

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Who Is to Blame?

An Islamic extremist group based in Nigeria, Boko Haram, which translates from the Hausa language to mean “Western education is sinful,” has been blamed for the abduction. The group is known for targeting schools. In February, the group reportedly shot or burned to death 59 students at a boarding school in Yobe state.

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