Abducted Schoolgirls: Unthinkable cruelty and evil – Angelina Jolie


Angelina Jolie

US actress Angelina Jolie on Tuesday condemned as “unthinkable cruelty and evil” the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram Islamists.

The star was speaking in Paris about the themes of her latest film “Maleficent” for Disney, in which she plays a vindictive fairy driven to curse an infant princess.

“Sadly of course there is real evil in the world, you watch the news and you see all of the people suffering and so much cruelty,” she told a news conference.

“And it’s unthinkable cruelty like these girls that were kidnapped in Nigeria. Unthinkable cruelty and evil,” she said.

A total of 276 students were kidnapped in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state three weeks ago when Boko Haram stormed their school under the cover of darkness and loaded them onto trucks. Several managed to escape but over 220 girls were still being held, according to police.

In a video message obtained by AFP on Monday, Abubakar Shekau, the head of the Islamist group which has killed thousands in a five-year uprising, said it was holding the girls as “slaves” and threatened to “sell (them)”.


One response to “Abducted Schoolgirls: Unthinkable cruelty and evil – Angelina Jolie

  1. Its high time d FG step up en b proactive in handling dis ugly scene. I wonder d trauma d parent en guidance r going 2ru…d security agent should map out a strategic way of clamping down d insurgent by liasing wif d people of dt village, mixed demslves up wif d ppl wif out uniform. B friendly wif dem, get facts, employ advanced tech and fish d fools out. And also wif d help of d westerners, it gonna go a long way


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