Since their April 15 abduction date, these girls have been cut off from their family and the entire world has been distracted with the unifying #BringBackOurGirls tag.

World leaders, including the Pope, have joined the campaign.

But as we wait and hope and pray and tweet and write and sleep and wake, we should not forget to take note of the fact that these girls have spend all these days in the clutch of terrorists.

Here is a chronicle of some of the main events since their abduction:

May 14: Special Duties Minister Kabiru Tanimu Turaki says the Federal Government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram militants.

"Dialogue is a key option” in bringing the crisis to an end and that “an issue of this nature can be resolved outside of violence,” he told journalists.

May 13: Women wing of Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) organise March for the Chibok Girls.

May 13: A prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda condemns the abduction and says the ICC may take over such cases should Nigeria fail to provide “relevant investigations or prosecutions in Nigeria”.

May 13: Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) announces a three-hour prayer session from 11am to 2pm on Friday.

“Christians all over the country should observe the three hour prayers as we believe that God has the final say,” CAN President, Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor said.

May 12:  Human rights lawyer Barrister Femi Aborishade called on the National Assembly to pass a bill legalising adults in Boko Haram infested states to bear arms in self defense.

May 12: Borno Governor Governor Kashim Shettima says 54 of the girls in a video released by Boko Haram have been positively identified to be among the Chibok abductees.

May 12: The Federal Government says it is reviewing the offer by  Boko Haram to swap arrested members of the sect for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

May 12: Head of Saudi Arabia’s top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al ash-Sheikh,condemned Boko Haram  and called the sects leader, Abubakar Shekau, a misguided disgrace to Islam.

May 12: Boko Haram leader Shekau shows a video showing the abducted Chibok abducted girls. He said most of them have accepted Islam. He also asked for an exchange of the girls for his fighters under custody. In the 17- minutes video, Shekau wore in military fatigue and the girls were dressed in flowing Hijabs.

May 12: A leader of the Chibok Elders Forum Dr. Pogu Bitrussays the federal government has no other alternative than to negotiate with leaders of the Boko Haram sect to secure the girls' release.

“It is not a weakness to negotiate. We have a strong military but they are poorly equipped and lack capacity to tackle the insurgents otherwise it is almost one month now they could not rescue the girls,” he said.

May 12: Pope Francis Joins #BringBackOurGirls Campaign.

May 11: The United States deployed manned surveillance aircraft over Nigeria.

“We have shared commercial satellite imagery with the Nigerians and are flying manned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) assets over Nigeria with the government’s permission,” a senior Obama administration official told newsmen

May 09: President Goodluck Jonathan says he knows the whereabouts of the abducted schoolgirls.

"The attackers are in a part of Borno State described as Sambisa forest. It is a forest area and we are working with the experts that will use remote sensor to see that wherever they are, we will see"

May 08:  First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, joins the #BringBackOurGirls  campaign.

May 08: President Goodluck Jonathan declares that the Chibok girls' abduction will be the beginning of the end of terror in Nigeria.

May 08: Prof. Wole Soyinka blasts President Jonathan and his wife.

"This is a government which is not only in denial mentally, but in denial about certain obvious steps to take.... I do not want to say anything about that woman who calls herself the First Lady of Nigeria. No, I wont."

May 07: The Northern Nigeria Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) released a statement claiming that the abduction of Chibok school girls is a conspiracy involving the Borno state Governor Kashima Shettima, the Principal of GSS Chibok, the Chief Security Officer of Borno and the Commissioner of Education.

May 07: First Lady, Patience Jonathan's 'There Is God' speech goes viral worldwide.

May 06: China and Britain offer to help Nigeria in rescuing the abducted schoolgirls.

May 06: The #BringBackOurGirls campaign gathers storm world-over.

May 06: Boko Haram, leader Sheik Abubakar Shekau, releases video in which he declares he is waging a war against Christians and Christianity in the country.

May 06: Boko Haram, leader Sheik Abubakar Shekau releases a video where he gave his reasons for kidnapping the girls.

"I am the one that abducted them, and more attacks will follow soon. I abducted a girl at a Western education school, and you are disturbed. I said, Western education should end. Girls, you should go and get married."

May 04: Senate President David Mark says a full military action is required against abductors of the Chibok schoolgirls.

May 03: Frst lady, Dame Patience Jonathan promises to stage a protest match to Chibok, Borno, if the abducted schoolgirls are not released.

"I do not mind being shot as long as they return our girls to us safely, we are tired of the kidnapping,'' she said.

April 30: Hundreds of women defy torrential rains to hold a protest march in Abuja, Ibadan and Kano, where activists pressed for the release of the kidnapped girls

April 30: Reports say most of the schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity have been ferried abroad to Chad and Cameroon and married off to sect members on N2,000 bride price each.

April 30: Women and mothers of the abducted girls staged a protest in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.

April 29:  The Nigerian Army says it is closing in on the girls' abductors.

"The military had moved close to where the insurgents are. It shows that the military had taken over the land,” Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade

April 25: The All Progressives Congress (APC) urged President Goodluck Jonathan to suspend the political rally he plans to attend in Yola until the schoolgirls are found.

April 25:  Borno women threaten to go into the Sambisa Forest in search of schoolgirls.

April 22-25: Nigerians on social media launched  a very vocal #BringBackOurGirls campaign in support of the girls. It got viral.

April 19-21: Conflicting figures emerge on the number of missing girls. GSS Chibok principal had announced immediately after the abduction that 129 students were taken. A day later, the same principal and distraught parents said the number of girls missing stands at 234 while those that escaped are 39.

April 20: The Federal Government denies reports that Boko Haram insurgents are transported in for their attacks, along with their weapons, from foreign countries by helicopters.

April 20: Gunmen attack another Girls school in Yana, Bauchi State yesterday.

April 19-21:  Desperate parents took to the Sambisa forest to search for their wards but had to stop following threats of a possible Boko Haram attack.

“We had to withdraw because we may likely disappear…,” a parent said.

April 18:Army apologises after initially claiming to have rescued the abducted girls.

“It has to be reaffirmed however, that the report forwarded to the public on this issue was in good faith and not intended to deceive the public as is being interpreted following the denials by the School principal and Government of Borno State," Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade

April 17:. Angry Nigerians take to social media to debunk government claims that some of the abducted girls have been rescued by the Army.

April 17: Principal of GGSS Chibok in Borno State, where the over 2000 girls were abducted from, Mrs Asabe Kwambura, says the Army lied about rescuing the girls.

April 16:. Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State placed a N50 million prize to any individual or group that would volunteer credible information on the whereabouts of over 100 girls abducted at GGSS Chibok on Monday.

April 16: Army goes in search of the girls.

April 15: Rumours filter into social media

April 14:Terrorists suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have abducted about 200 female students form the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok town in Borno State.

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