Tampa rallies to bring kidnapped Nigerian girls home - FOX 13 News

Tampa rallies to bring kidnapped Nigerian girls home

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Groups around the world, including here in Tampa Bay, are rallying together to find the kidnapped girls in Nigeria.

Nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken by Islamic terrorists last month.

The group has threatened to sell the girls into slavery, but people all over the world are taking action.

A group of Nigerian-Americans held a rally at the University of Tampa Friday afternoon.

Demonstrators wore red and black to show solidarity.

Organizers say that taking someone's child goes against the most basic of human rights.

"The way we operate back home, if you've taken someone's child, you've taken our child," said organizer Olisa Echeacu. "We want to keep standing in solidarity to show that we are crying and our heart is bleeding right now until these people and the government work hard to bring out girls back."

The group responsible for the abduction is offering to release the girls in exchange for prisoners.

And while the Nigerian government says they are open to this possibility, the U.S. says they will not negotiate with terrorists

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