Why we are resuming our protest marches to State House – #BringBackOurGirls

FILE PHOTO: The last time the BBOG group attempted to protest in the presidential villa, they were stopped half way.
FILE PHOTO: The last time the BBOG group attempted to protest in the presidential villa, they were stopped half way.

The Bring Back Our Girls Group, #BBOG, has said it would resume its daily protest marches on Tuesday to the State House, after its brief hiatus, to remind the government that it is yet to rescue 113 Chibok girls that were kidnapped on April, 14, 2014.
 
The group said though it was gladdened that 82 of the girls were rescued six months ago, it would not relent until the last girl returned home.
 
In a release issued by its media team on Friday, the group said it was optimistic that the renewed marches, which were suspended recently as a sign of good faith, will pressurise the government to show more commitment to the issue.
 
”Following the return of 82 of our girls 6 months ago, not much has been heard from the Government of Nigeria. Three months ago the presidency made commitments none of which have been implemented. For this reason, our movement mobilised for marches to the State House to ensure that the federal government lives up to its commitment,  but we put them on hold at various times. 
 
”Most recently, one month ago, the vice president made open commitments about our #ChibokGirls, likewise the president in his Independence Day address. We, therefore, in line with our principle and practice of reasonableness put a hold on our marches, expecting to see the outcome of the commitments made. Up to now we see no evidence of any outcomes.
 
”The families of our #ChibokGirls have been completely in the dark all these six months. The likewise public has been in the dark. Within this time Lassa women (among them police service personnel) were kidnapped by the terrorists, also an oil exploratory team which included staff of the University of Maiduguri, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and members of our military were kidnapped.

None of the victims in both incidences is back, none of their families has been contacted. These are only two of many incidences within the last six months under review”, the group said.
 
It said the marches, which will commence 9 a.m. daily from Tuesday at the Unity Fountain, Abuja would refocus the attention of the authorities to the plight of the traumatised families.
 
”Our movement, therefore resumes daily marches to the State House, in order to refocus attention on the plight of our #ChibokGirls and all the incidences of abductions, killings, and general insecurity as well as the abysmally poor handling of the situations; to demand their immediate return,” the statement said.

More than 100 girls are still missing after they were abducted from their school in the North-east town of Chibok in 2014 by the Boko Haram.

About 276 girls were kidnapped, leading to global social media campaigns nationally and globally, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.


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  • Frank Bassey

    I never believed that these girls will remain in captivity about 3 years after PMB became president.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Which govt sent them to captive? Which govt created the criminals bokoharam? I don’t know why gej families are not in that captive. I don’t know why.

      • Frank Bassey

        Remember, PMB challenged GEJ that fight against Boko Haram is fight against the North (In Liberty Radio, Kaduna) and aired on Channels TV on December 15, 2014.
        The Nation newspaper reported on June 2, 2013 that Buhari faulted clamp-down on Boko Haram. The same story was carried in Pointbank News, saying “Stop killing Boko Haram members” – Buhari.
        Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a newspaper report (The Nation, front page, June 10, 2013) lambasted GEJ, insisting that the ban on Boko Haram was unconstitutional.
        Recall that, when GEJ administration mooted the idea of negotiation with Boko Haram, the terrorists nominated Buhari as their negotiator (though he declined the ‘offer’). The same Buhari said Fulani Herdsmen are not terrorists, whereas they have been identified as the 4th most dangerous terrorist group in the world.
        So, who is behind Boko Haram now? Can you see how and why NEMESIS is consuming those pretentious characters whose integrity we over-rated?

        • Powerlessconscious

          The same buhari is dansuki gate and SA dolllar on flight. Same bbuhari allow kkidnap of chibok girls. Na WA o

        • pambegua

          Why did he listen to them? If they say what you are allegedly (because IPOB and PDPigs apologist are fun of distorted statement to mean different thing. I search those information but I discovered you distorted the real issues discuss in your alleged statements of PMB, Lia Mohd)
          But let’s assumed they say such things. Which kind of President will allowed Terrorist to capture 90% of his territories? Which kind of president will not believed that his SCHOOL(CHIBOK) CHILDREN ARE NOT KIDNAPPED (I remember since PMB takeover every time there is kidnapped of any sort PMB always instructs the security forces and state Govt to swing into action. But if it were GEJ (PDP) committee will be set to determined if the kidnapped is true or false. Look at BUHARI now: When IPOB are trying to unconstitutionally CREAT a BIAFRA inside a Nigeria territory. Did PMB listen Ezeife, Dan Nwanyawu, Osita Chidoka,FFK,Fayose etc? NO. PMB prevent it

    • pambegua

      Did PDP(GEJ) bring one single kidnapped chibok girl during his 6years(He never even believed the girls were kidnapped talk less of rescuing them) I support BBOGG group to continued demanding for the girls return but the FACTS are there:
      1. PMB had returned more than 50% of the kidnapped girls and thousands of people in BH captivity within 2year while GEJ failed in 6years.
      2. PMB was able to recapture 90% of Nigerian territory capture during GEJ 6years with 2year
      3. PMB has brought relatively peace in NE within 2 years compare to GEJ 6years.
      4. PMB was able to stop constant bombing of places of worship within 2years something GEJ(PDP) failed to do within 6years(the recent hit and run attacks on our military recently in NE can only be prevented with time because even in USA/Britain/France/Germany recently witness series of hit and run attacks on places of worship that led to 26 worshippers in a church last month in USA with their technology.
      5. PMB was able to rescued the country from recession CAUSED by Corruption in GEJ(PDP) and low oil prices and refusal of PDP to remit internal generated revenues to Govt account and save during GEJ 6years.
      6. PMB was able to complete road, rail, infrastructures contract awarded during GEJ (16 years of PDP) with 2 years. NOTE: PDP were using those contracts to siphoned money by awarding the same contract in every year’s BUDGET.
      7. PMB in two years was able to succeed(to some extend) in diversifying our ECONOMY in AGRICULTURAL PRODUCES and other sectors making Nigeria not to depend on oil as a prove where the country IGR is more than the money oil provide in 2016/2017 records due to low prices in world oil demand.
      8. PMB was able to bring sanity to the people as Govt workers are mindful of how they embezzled Public money as those caught are been suspended, Sacked and prosecuted compare to 6years of GEJ(PDP) where STEALING IS NOT CORRUPTION (Dezieni, Stella Oduah, Olisah Metuh,Dasuki, Bode George, Bafarawa, FFK, Fayose, Nenadi Usman, Yakasai Etc)