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Published On: Tue, Aug 12th, 2014

Chibok: BBOG takes protest to streets of Abuja

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Bring-back-Chibok-GirlsBy Mashe Umaru Gwamna

As part of strategy to sustain its advocacy, the Bring Back Our Girls group yesterday held a peaceful demonstration on the streets of Abuja.

Speaking at the demonstration, Coordinator, Hadiza Usman, stated that the demonstration is aimed urge the government to embark on definite rescue operation that will ensure quick and safe rescue of the abducted girls.

Reminiscing today as the 120 days the girls are missing, Hadiza said, “By this demonstration, we are calling on the government to embark on a successful rescue operation, we have not seen anything that shows that there is a decisive rescue operation going on. We are concerned about the state and rescue of the Chibok girls and we are calling that people that are fighting for our nation should give full concentration, we appreciate what the military is doing and we know that they have the capacity to do what needs to be done.”

Dismissing the fear that the abducted girls may not return back the same, Hadiza declared the loyalty of the girls stating strongly that all of them will not be bought over to terrorism.

“We do not believe that the insurgence will be able to take over the minds of over 200 girls. We believe that part of the rescue will mean ending this insurgency so we are making our advocacy for the chibok girls and we also seek to bring an end to all the insurgency that we are having in this country.”

She further revealed the intention of the group to take up the advocacy as well as engaging Nigerians to join in giving voice to the call for the rescue of the Chibok girls.

“Today marks the 120 days and we thought it wise to escalate our advocacy by selecting the days that we will be coming out from our normal sitting campaign to engage with people and motorists that are passing by. We feel that Nigerians should not move on normally with their lives and businesses as usual, we feel that Nigerians should be mindful of the fact that peoples’ daughters have been in captivity for a 120 days. So as we go about our daily lives, we need to be reminded that till the girls are rescued, our consciousness should not let us go about our daily lives as normal as though nothing has happened.”

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