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NY landmark honours abductees

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 00:46

The Empire State Building is lit up in red and purple in honour of the 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria a year ago. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION The Empire State Building in New York was lit up in red and purple on Tuesday night (April 14) to honour the more than 200 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, exactly one year ago. The girls have yet to be found and Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to make every effort to free them, but admitted on Tuesday it was not clear whether they would ever be found. The abduction of the girls from a secondary school in Chibok in the country's Northeast last April drew international attention to the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram's attempt to establish a caliphate in religiously mixed Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer. Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday that Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 2,000 Nigerian women and girls since the start of 2014, many of whom were sexually abused or trained to fight.

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NY landmark honours abductees

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 00:46