House passes resolution to condemn Boko Haram

The House on Thursday passed, 411-2, a resolution condemning the abduction of Nigerian female students by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in April and threatened to sell them into slavery. Fifty-three students have been able to escape, according to local officials.

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The House passed a similar resolution by voice vote last month to condemn the Nigerian kidnappings.

The resolution passed on Thursday updates the condemnation of Boko Haram by including the June 5 kidnapping of an additional 20 women from northeastern Nigeria. Both resolutions were sponsored by Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica WilsonHouse panel approves juvenile justice reform bill Democrats applaud move to put Tubman on bill Pelosi: ‘We must and we will bring back’ Nigerian schoolgirls MORE (D-Fla.).

Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) were the only members to vote against the resolution.