President Barack Obama is sending more military advisors to Nigeria Friday to help find hundreds of missing schoolgirls abducted by a militant group.
Two Dillard University students, Merrilyn Akpapuna and Stephen Igwe, are from the West African nation, and join the Eyewitness Morning News to talk about the crisis back home.
For those of us feeling helpless and wondering what we can do to help, Merrilyn offers a few tips on her blog. First and foremost, "our voice is our power," and while we might not be able to physically save these girls, what we can do is talk about the issue. Merrilyn believes the more people talk about this, the more it raises awareness and the more likely something will be done to stop this from happening, worldwide. Lastly, get informed. Do more research about this incident and others like it, then share what you learned with others on social media, using the hashtag "bring back our girls".