W. T. F.? My immediate gut reaction is that we need a two part plan here: 1) find the Boko Haram kidnappers and shoot them in the face, and 2) find every reporter who should have reported on this and put them in the stocks for public humiliation for a month. Because, have you heard a single word about this?
The scientists-in-training were loaded into a truck at gunpoint, and taken into the forest. It is assumed that the kidnappers were Boko Haram, an extremist group whose name means, "Western education is sinful." The idea of allowing girls to get an education, and, worse, yet, a science education, is everything they hate. They have a local history of doing crazy, horrible things, like assassinating clerics who criticize their extremism, bombing schools, murdering students, and kidnapping girls to use as sex slaves. At the time of the kidnapping, every other school in the area was shut down due to security concerns, but this school was kept open specifically to take final exams, with over 100 taking a physics test.
The world has a lot of terrible, horrible things happening in it, but this is insane, crazy, and heart-breaking.