First Lady Michelle Obama has added her voice to the #BringBackOurGirls movement.
Just a day after President Barack Obama spoke out against the mass abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian School girls, Michelle offered her support for the students and their families on Twitter.
Calling for the safe return of the young ladies, who were kidnapped by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram 24 days ago, Michelle held up a sign with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014
While the White House has someone that often tweets for Michelle, the first lady penned the message herself as she signed it “-mo.”
Since the girls went missing more than three weeks ago, the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has been shared over 1 million times. This comes on the heels of news that the names of the abducted have been published. The list only contains 177 names, but those were the only ones that have been confirmed thus far.
People in the United States have also shown their solidarity by holding rallies in New York and Washington D.C. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have also presented a resolution urging the government to do more in assisting with the search for the missing girls.
On Tuesday, President Obama told ABC News that has already been in contact with the Nigerian government in this matter.
“You’ve got one of the worst regional or local terrorist organizations in Boko Haram in Nigeria, they’ve been killing people ruthlessly for many years now and we’ve already been seeking greater cooperation with the Nigerians,” the president told ABC News on Tuesday. “This may be the event that helps to mobilize the entire international community to finally do something against this horrendous organization that’s perpetrated such a terrible crime.”