First lady speaks about the Nigeria kidnappings

  • Michelle Obama spoke over Mother's Day weekend about the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria. CNN reports that she and the president are "heartbroken" over the incident. 

    "This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education - grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls," Obama said. 

    She also referred to Malala Yousufzai and said the kidnapping should be a "call to action" on the problem related to girls' education since they are the hope for our world's future. AP reported that the 276 kidnapped girls have most likely been split up by now. 

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