‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Conveners Mark One Year Of Girls’ Abduction
Campaigners calling for the rescue of over 200 girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, have taken to the streets of Abuja as part of their week long activities to mark one year of the abduction of the schoolgirls.
Members of the group expressed worries over what they call sheer reluctance by government to rescue the girls who were abducted on April 14, 2014.
They marched on the streets of Abuja, distributing pamphlets and adorning trees and poles to remind Nigerians that 219 girls are still missing.
Convener of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, said that the group was surprised that the nation could move on without the girls for almost a year.
They asked several questions; how could the girls be forgotten for this long by those in authority? Why haven’t the military authorities ensured the safe return of the girls?
Nevertheless, members of the Bring Back Our Girls group expressed optimism that the girls can still be rescued before the May 29.