First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the nation on Saturday about the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school girls
The First Lady, who took over the President’s weekly address on Saturday, called the mass abduction of Nigerian school girls an ‘unconscionable act’ of terror. ‘In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters,’ she said.
Michelle Obama said she thinks of her children when she hears about the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped.The First Lady used President Obama’s weekly radio address to keep the focus on the missing girls and encouraged young women everywhere to get an education.
“In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters,” Obama said in the five-minute address Saturday, referring to 15-year-old Malia and 12-year-old Sasha, who are about the same ages as the 276 missing girls
Michelle Obama posted this Instagram photo of herself on Wednesday. The picture is captioned: ‘Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo’
“We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.”
Invoking the name of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani teenager who survived being shot in the head as she walked to school in 2012, Obama said the April 15 abduction is “a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions.”
Obama, who tweeted a photo of herself last week with a somber expression and a sign that read “#BringBackOurGirls,” lamented the fact that more than 65 million girls across the world do not attend school.She used the address to implore kids in the U.S. to take their own education seriously.