“They came like thieves in the night. One moment we were laughing and chattering like normal teenage girls until our lives were abruptly altered. They came with guns and a variety of weapons. Then screamed at us, as we were gathered into several trucks, the fear radiating off our clustered bodies was almost palpable as we sat in the dark. Awaiting our fate”
In April 2014, an extremist militant group attacked a boarding school located in Chibok, Nigeria. Over 276 girls were taken, which left the country in uproar and chaos. This extremists group has grown over time, amassing thousands of followers and even receiving training and support from Al-Qaeda, making them difficult to combat. The Federal Republic of Nigeria has tried so many tactics and several negotiations, which were all futile, which led to the involvement of countries all over the world. This event sparked many protests across the globe as countries and celebrities like Michelle Obama and Malala Yousefzai, urged the group to return the girls back to their families, leading to the creation of the movement #BringBackOurGirls.
Your job is to strategize and think of solutions, that may have had a significant impact during this time or led to the eradication of the group. You will be representing various countries, celebrities and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as you develop several tactics and negotiations to enable the safe return of the girls
KANYIN ONITIRI , CRISIS DIRECTOR