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#Bring Back Our Girls: Will civilian support result in support from US troops

Protest against terrorist acts is widespread
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As NBC News reported Wednesday, a Nigerian Ministry of Information official confirmed four of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped on April 15th, from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram terrorists, have escaped.

Amid the outpouring of prayers and support, it is believed as many as 57 girls have now escaped, the majority of whom fled into the darkness when one of the transporting vehicles broke down.

While these girls were reunited with parents, however, approximately 219 young girls from the school remain in captivity.

People in Omaha and around the world - from college students to movie celebrities and from concerned citizens to family and neighbors of the girls - have taken to organizing protests and using social media to raise awareness of the girls' plight.

The phrase #bring back our girls, which has become the motto for that plight, has received so much attention the US military has had to take notice.

The US already has provided surveillance drones, spy planes, and approximately 30 civilian and military specialists to aid in locating the missing girls. Concern is brewing among those in the Special Operations community that troop deployment to Nigeria may be the end result, according to a recent Washington Times article.
According to an NBC News interview, a military official quoted in the article, the potential exists that military leaders may be "tweeted into combat." Two sources from the Department of Defense told NBC News their team was instructed to "be ready"


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