First Lady Michelle Obama, her and her husband's Hollywood sycophants, the U.S. news media and most of the world's governments may have moved on to other causes and issues, but the parents of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls are still suffering daily and 11 of them will never kiss or hold their daughters again. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met Tuesday with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists, but some of the parents of those children are now dead themselves.
Although the children are still being held captive by the bloodthirsty, Islamist group Boko Haram, Mrs. Obama and others who posed for photos with signs pleading with the terrorists to "Bring back our girls" have moved on to other causes celebre.
Since the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram perpetrated a mass kidnapping of schoolgirls three months ago, at least 11 of the parents are now dead and their village of Chibok is ruled by Muslim extremists, according to reports.
For example, one report indicated that seven of the fathers of kidnapped girls were among the more than 50 corpses laying in Chibok Hospital's makeshift morgue. The civilian men were killed in an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari earlier this month. Besides those killed by terrorists, four parents died from stress-related illnesses such as heart attacks, strokes and other causes.
Boko Haram is said to be closing in on Chibok and attacking nearby villages. Those who manage to survive the assaults are swarming into the town and creating crisis with shortages of food, fuel and other necessities.
Boko Haram sent the local news media a video in which the Islamist terrorists threatened to sell the students into slavery or as child brides. The video also showed a couple of the girls describing their alleged "conversion" from Christianity to Islam.
Chibok and nearby villages are targets because they are the homes to many devout Christians in predominantly Muslim area of northern Nigeria.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a new video released this week repeated his demands that Jonathan release detained extremists in exchange for the girls.