The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group on Thursday continued its week-long activities in Abuja and Lagos, to mark the third anniversary of the Chibok girls’ abduction.
The march was dominated with school children who came out to show solidarity with the school girls who were abducted in April 2014 from a secondary school in Chibok community of Borno State, north-east Nigeria.
Just as in the previous days, the leaders of the BBOG movement trooped out to express their displeasure over what they called the “delay in the rescue of the girls”.
They also raised concerns about the condition of the 24 girls that have regained their freedom from the Boko Haram terrorists, and sought to know how they are being treated.
Speaking to Channels Television in Lagos, one of the BBOG conveners, Aisha Oyebode, asked government to ensure the security of Nigerians and school children in particular.
“We want safety in our schools, but we want the government to be accountable for every Nigerian child; not just in the northern part of the country but across the whole country,” she said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement, said the menace of the terrorist group was a great challenge to the resolve of his administration to implement the Change Agenda.
He, however, stated government’s resolve to secure the release of the Chibok girls and others who were forcefully abducted from their homes and communities, as well as retake the territories occupied by the terrorists.
President Buhari also expressed appreciation to “the parents and families that have endured three years of agony and (still) waiting for the return of their children”.