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Turmoil In Africa: Nigerian Man Speaks Out

Turmoil In Africa: Nigerian Man Speaks Out

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Paul Gutierrez

OMAHA (KPTM) - More than 6,500 miles outside of Omaha, the kidnappings of more than 200 female students from a Nigerian school has sparked international outrage.  It's now led to a social media campaign called #BringBackOurGirls.

"My family is watching and praying for peace," said Felix Uzoechi, a Nigerian store owner in Omaha who still has family living in his homeland.

The abductions happened last month and were carried out by extremist group Boko Haram with leaders of that group even claiming responsibility.  It's something that has Uzoechi disappointed and disgusted.

"It's painful, it's irresponsible and it needs to stop."

From celebrities to First Lady Michelle Obama to student protestors in D.C., support is now coming in from nearly every corner of the world.  The U.S. State Department says military advisers have even been sent in to lend a hand, but notes no American military forces will be directly involved in any rescue missions - at least for now.
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