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Protesters holds up placards demanding help from the Nigerian government to find the 219 girls who remain missing on the first anniversary of the kidnapping by Islamic extremists, during a demonstration Tuesday outside the Nigerian High Commission in London. April 14 marked one year since the abduction from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, but Nigeria President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that "We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown." (Alastair Grant/AP)

As Boston marks two years since the marathon bombing, a group of local Nigerians is trying to raise awareness about another act of terror.

It’s been one year since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram from their boarding school dormitories in Chibok, a town in northeastern Nigeria. Some of the girls were able to escape, but 219 are still missing. Nigerians here plan to gather at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the Boston Common for a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary and to raise awareness about the fact the girls have not been rescued.

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Nigerians living in the BostonResidents in Yola, Nigeria, protested the government’s failure to rescue more than 270 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month by Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group. area rallied across from the State House Thursday to demand the safe return of more than 270 young girls who were kidnapped last month in their native country by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram.

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