Nigerians protest over kidnapped schoolgirls

Updated 12:05 PM ET, Fri October 17, 2014
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Police in riot gear block a route in Abuja, Nigeria, on Tuesday, October 14, during a demonstration calling on the Nigerian government to rescue schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In April, more than 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, officials and witnesses said. Olamikan Gbemiga/AP
Women in Abuja hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 14, one month after the schoolgirls were kidnapped. Sunday Alamba/AP
People march in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, May 12, to demand the release of the kidnapped schoolgirls. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images
Catholic faithful in Abuja take Holy Communion and pray for the safety of the kidnapped schoolgirls on Sunday, May 11. Sunday Alamba/AP
Catholic faithful attend a morning Mass in honor of the kidnapped schoolgirls in Abuja on May 11. Sunday Alamba/AP
Catholics nuns pray in Abuja on May 11. Sunday Alamba/AP
A woman attends a demonstration Tuesday, May 6, that called for the Nigerian government to rescue the girls. Sunday Alamba/AP
Community leader Hosea Sambido speaks during a May 6 rally in Abuja. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images
Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman, speaks to people at a demonstration May 6 in Abuja. Sunday Alamba/AP
Women march Monday, May 5, in Chibok, Nigeria. Sunday Alamba/AP
People rally in Lagos on Thursday, May 1. Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Police stand guard during a demonstration in Lagos on May 1. Sunday Alamba/AP
Protesters take part in a "million-woman march" Wednesday, April 30, in Abuja. DEJI YAKE/EPA /LANDOV
Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Nigerian education minister and vice president of the World Bank's Africa division, leads a march of women in Abuja on April 30. PHILIP OJISUAPHILIP OJISUA/AFP/Getty Images
A woman cries out during a demonstration in Abuja on Tuesday, April 29, along with other mothers whose daughters have been kidnapped. Gbemiga Olamikan/AP
A man weeps as he joins parents of the kidnapped girls during a meeting with the Borno state governor in Chibok on Tuesday, April 22. AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERS/LANDOV
Mothers weep April 22 during a meeting with the Borno state governor in Chibok. AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERS/LANDOV
Four female students who were abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families walk in Chibok on Monday, April 21. Haruna Umar/AP
Borno state Gov. Kashim Shettima, center, visits the girls' school in Chibok on April 21. Haruna Umar/AP