LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A picture may be worth a thousand words, but some area residents hope one picture special photo Friday helps bring more than 200 Nigerian girls home.
As News 18 has already reported, they were kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram last month.
The hashtag “Bring Back Our Girls” has sprung up in support of the girls.
About 50 Greater Lafayette residents of all ages gathered at the John T. Myers pedestrian bridge Friday evening to show their support.
Event organizer Amanda Lucas started a Facebook page to raise support locally, posting pictures of people with the hashtag to raise awareness in the community, a message they hope reaches those in power.
“We do care, we are here. We just can’t be there, hands on necessarily. We support them from far away. We’re behind them, and we want to bring the girls back home,” said Lucas.
There was another Bring Back Our Girls event at a local church Tuesday night.