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    Posted May 8, 2014 by
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    #BringBackOurGirls

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     NafisaM, a Nigerian who is currently living in Los Angeles, participated in a #BringBackOurGirls awareness rally on Sunday, May 4, called "RockACrownLA." "Everyone was wearing a crown," she said. She said that the mood was sad and that the people were frustrated because of the lack of coverage the incident was receiving, as well as the lack of information the Nigerian government has about the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. "However, there was also hope, as random strangers, Nigerians and non-Nigerians came out to show support the campaign," she said.

    NafisaM told us she is from Kano State, Nigeria, which is about 5,000 kilometers from Borno State where the girls were kidnapped. She said she could have easily been one of the girls "as Boko Haram has attacked Kano State also before."

    "The message [of the rally] was to show the kidnapped girls and Nigerians that they are not alone in this unfortunate event. Prayers were also made towards the safe return of the girls."
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    A group of Southern California residents gathered on Sunday, May 4th, in Manhattan Beach to show support and raise awareness to the #Bringbackourgirls campaign.

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