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Members of Congress visited the Nigerian Embassy on Wednesday, saying there are "anguished" over the abduction of nearly ...
300 teen schoolgirls in Nigeria three weeks ago. (May 7)
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SHOTLIST:ABC - COURTESY ABCWashington, D.C. - May 7, 2014++AUDIO AS INCOMING++1. Mid of members of Congress meeting with delegation from Nigerian Embassy2. Mid of woman holding sign outside embassy3. Mid of members of Congress exiting embassy4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, (D) Texas:"We are anguished as mothers, grandmothers, and lovers of children that this is what the children, the girls, in Nigeria are worth. Our first command, and demand, is to use all resources to bring the terrorist thug to justice."5. Wide of group 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Barbara Lee, (D) California:"We want our girls back and we want them back now. We want this terrorist group brought to justice and we want the slaughter and the intimidation, the trafficking, the murders, we want this stopped today."7. Wide of group8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Karen Bass, (D) California:"I think the US response has been strong, starting with President Obama, Secretary Kerry, with the fact that we have people on the ground right now. That we have contributed military advice, police advice, FBI, etcetera. Maybe there is even the consideration, I don't know if this is the case, but there should be a positive use of drones. I don't know if you can see in the force in that place, at that point. So I think the US response has been fine."9. Wide of group10. Various of Nigerian EmbassySTORYLINE:Members of Congress visited the Nigerian Embassy on Wednesday, saying there are "anguished" over the abduction of nearly 300 teen schoolgirls in Nigeria three weeks ago."Our first command, and demand, is to use all resources to bring the terrorist thug to justice," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas.The abduction on April 15th has sparked international outrage and mounting demands, including by some in Washington, for Nigeria to spare no effort to find and free the girls before they can be sold into slavery or otherwise harmed.Nigeria's police have said more than 300 girls were abducted from their secondary school in the country's remote northeast. Of that number, 276 remain in captivity and 53 managed to escape.