Indeed, there’s a lot more to Boko Haram and its beginnings than what I covered on this short piece. As far as the helmet law is concerned, the key word here is “contributed.” I addressed that event in a previous conversation, in which I suggest to read this fantastic article for more information: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/05/the-bike-helmet-law-that-triggered-an-insurgency-in-nigeria/371301/
As for my piece, the main goal was to bring attention to the fact that many children have been abducted other than the Chibok girls—the story of their kidnapping has received tremendous media coverage, in part due to the hashtag campaign. Of course, a hashtag itself will not bring them back. Calling for a new hashtag is simply a symbol. Thank you for your comments.