Organizers take picture on bridge to ‘Bring Our Girls Home’

Supporters hope to free kidnapped Nigerian girls
Supporters hope to free kidnapped Nigerian girls

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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