Nigerians and South Africans on Thursday joined the global outrage over the abduction of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, northeast Nigeria.
The protesters, in their hundreds, marched to the Nigerian consulate in Johannesburg where organizers were handed a four-point response by the Consul General in response to a memorandum submitted by the protesters.
The Consul General’s response was a recap of generic Nigerian government response to the kidnap of the girls, which has become a global issue.
“As you are aware, our government has called on International Community to assist in whatever way possible to locate and help to bring back our kidnapped children,” the Consul General’s response read in part.
The Nigerian government have come under heavy critism by the international community for acting too slow in its response to free the students who were abducted from their hostels on April 14, in Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, south of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital city. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan spoke about the abduction, for the first time, more than two weeks after the incident.
Find photos of the protest below.