Early estimates placed 2,000 people as being slaughtered in a massacre so violent, that the Nigerian military was ill-prepared to fight it. As Boko Haram continues to occupy the small Northern Nigerian town, photos of victims (some of which are allegedly fake) have been circling the web, to maybe raise the level global concern.
To contrast, millions — including world leaders — came together and marched against terrorism in response to Paris terrorist attacks that killed 17, last week.
While Nigeria hasn’t received anything close to the outpouring of love that France has seen, the “#IAmNigeria” hashtag could change that.
The social media movement has been picking up steam online, with Tracee Ellis Rosss, Khole Kardashian, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, and other celebrities showing their support for Nigeria.
Check out some of the #IAMNigeria tweets below.