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Published On: Tue, Jul 29th, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls campaigners call for more action

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By Mashe Gwamna

The #BringBackOurGirls campaigners, in their Monday sit-out, have called for the rescue of the over 200 girls abducted from their school dormitory in Chibok, Borno State, urged security officials to redouble their efforts in their search and rescue operations.

 Members of the group, who expressed worries over the spate of bombings in the city of Kano, with the involvement of teenage girls used as agents of destruction, queried the claims made by the military that they had identified the locations of the girls.

They stressed that “knowing where the girls are is not enough”, insiting that all they want is action in reuniting the girls with their families

One of the campaigners, Bukky Shonibare, said the group chose to celebrate the Eid- Fitri holidays in in the usual venue for the sit-out, the Unity Fountain.

She said the campaigners left their houses, to gather at the venue to continue their sit-out sessions which is focused on demanding results from the rescue operations.

Shonibare further stressed that it is a ‘no retreat, no surrender, for them, further raising concerns over the use of teenage girls in recent bombings.

 Another member of the group, Mr Emman Shehu, said while government and security forces were working tirelessly to ensure the safe return of the girls, Nigerians should constantly remind government to match its words with action.

Also, A’isha Yesufu, a member of the group, said time is ticking fast and what many Nigerians were eager to see in the days ahead was the safe return of the girls.

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