#BringBackOurGirls campaign gave the kidnappings a global audience and highlighted the case worldwide.
The girls were all aged between 16 and 18, and were taken from their dorm beds in the town of Chibok. They were then forced into trucks at gunpoint. Since there have been reports of forced mass weddings but some of the women becoming 'sex slaves' and being 'abused'.
There are now a couple of petitions, at least, online, pushing for more help to free the girls. Two of the petitions are Change.org and a White House petition which calls on the US administration and other world leaders to help the cause.
Use the hashtags #BringBackOurGirls and #BringBackOurDaughters to ensure that the world knows the plight of these young girls.
As the world begins to implode into conflict trillions will be spent on weapons but surely some time and money can be spent rescuing these poor young women?
Who are Boko Haram?
Boko Haram oppose any political or social activity that may be viewed as Western. This is why women or girls in the process of being educated are sometimes a target.
The Islamist group or sect, Boko Haram, was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002 but he was killed by authorities in 2009. The group reformed and in the last few years have escalated violence once again.
Christian places of worship have been targeted but in late 2011 a mosque was also attacked. At that time we wrote "On Christmas day 2011 bomb attacks in Nigeria killed Roman Catholics as they attended churches around the country. At least 42 people were killed and around 90,000 have been displaced.
Even before the girls were kidnapped Amnesty International put the death toll so far this year as 1,500. According to Amnesty terrorist action and reprisals by Nigerian forces have both contributed to an increase in killings. They claim that the Nigerian army killed 600 people following a suspected Boko Haram attack, reports BBC News.
Updates as available.