“Village elder Pogo Bitrus was quoted by Agence France Presse saying, ‘From the information we received yesterday from Cameroonian border towns our abducted girls were taken… into Chad and Cameroon,’ adding that each girl was sold as a bride to Islamist militants for 2,000 naira — $12.”
On the April 29th 2014, in the afternoon, mothers were demonstrating of Abuja, Nigeria, to protest the 234 abducted schoolgirls. Making noise, one way or another, is just about our only weapon in our arsenal. Politicians won’t move forward unless we show that masses of people demand them to. I think, given our limited human resources, is that starting a phone/letter campaign to some targeted, key individuals is our best option. We can see how many people actually join in the effort.
People are welcome to use whatever tool they like the best and that offer the best opportunities for connections and coordination. The wiki pages at Minguo.info are designed to list all the places and all the ways people campaign for the release of the girls. We are not limited to any single tool. I have already (roughly) outlined several types of action we could take, depending on time and manpower, ranging from marches (demonstrations), letter writing to influential people, offering specific skills to help the cause, etc. Have a look at all the sub-sections at Minguo.info
Importantly, we want to work hand in hand with other similar activist networks elsewhere on the internet. If we know about them, we can promote them, too. But right now, it really depends on manpower. 172 followers in 24h would have been excellent for a normal account, but it’s much less than what we could have expected. And how many of those followers are willing to come up front and offer to do more… I don’t know.
So, I think that at this stage we can work on promoting https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack and asking for more follows. This is the source of our manpower.