#BringBackOurGirls group to march on Nigeria’s presidential villa today

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The #BringBackOurGirls group (BBOG) will on Thursday (today) march on Nigeria’s presidential villa in continuation of their campaign of pressuring the Nigerian government to step up effort to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from their dormitory in Chibok, Borno State.

In a notice sent to PREMIUM TIMES via a text message on Wednesday night, organisers said the rally would commence at 8:30 am from the Unity Fountain Abuja, venue of the group’s daily sit-outs.

Security operatives had on Monday prevented the campaigners from advancing to the presidential villa, where they had planned to engage President Muhammadu Buhari on talks regarding the abducted girls and other issues of national importance.

The group had demanded, among other things, that Mr. Buhari address the nation on the state of the Chibok girls against the backdrop of what it described as unsatisfactory response of government to a video released on August 14 by the extremist Boko Haram sect.

Boko Haram abducted the girls on April 14, 2014, sparking a global outrage and campaign for their rescue.

As a way of fast-tracking the rescue of the girls, the #BBOG is asking the government to choose between three options: military action, negotiation with the abductors and a combination of the first and second option.

It also wants the government to hasten the trial of persons accused of diverting funds meant for buying arms for the military and address allegations of corruption in Internally Displaced Persons camps across the country.

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  • Johnson

    The long and relentless campaign of the BBOG has been quite noble. We should appreciate the sacrifices of so many who have been participating. However, these demands listed above appear to be “preaching to the converted”. There could be other issues or tactics worth exploring. A march to Aso Rock almost every week and demanding that the President comes to address the group is beginning to loose even its nuisance value.

    • Otile

      What are you talking about? The President cannot send his daughters to study in Great Britain while allowing Chibok girls to languish in captivity in the evil forest. His nonchalant attitude to help in rescuing the girls is ungodly.

  • donMe$$i

    Where are Dino and Hadiza Usman(MD NPA)???

    Hahahaha! O ye gullible APC e-rats!