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GREENVILLE, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

Several Upstate women, many of whom are Nigerian, rallied Sunday afternoon in support of the mothers in Nigeria whose children were kidnapped by a terrorist group in April.

The women met and held signs in the parking lot of Redemption World Outreach Center on Haywood Road.

A terrorist group called Boko Haram claims group members kidnapped 276 girls on April 14 from a school in Chibok, Nigeria.

Boko Haram leaders claimed they were angry that the girls were receiving a "Western education" and said they planned to sell the girls for marriage.

Some of the girls are as young as 9 years old.

The Greenville demonstrators said they want the community to press for the U.S. government to strongly intervene in Nigeria.

They also asked the community to send prayers for the Nigerian kidnapping victims and their families.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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