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Schenectady residents rally for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Community members gathered at Schenectady City Hall on Monday to add their voices to the thousands of others calling for the release of the over 300 Nigerian school girls kidnapped on April 15.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Community members gathered at Schenectady City Hall on Monday to add their voices to the thousands of others calling for the release of the over 300 Nigerian school girls kidnapped on April 15.
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Calling the kidnapped girls of Nigeria “our kids,” a crowd of city residents gathered to hold a vigil for them Monday. More than 200 girls were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria last month by Islamist militants. None has been rescued yet, though some did manage to escape capture. The militants have threatened to either sell the girls into slavery or exchange them for prisoners held by the government. There has been growing international outcry ...

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