1 September 2014

Nigeria: #BringBackOurGirls Protesters Mark 140 Days of Chibok Abductions

Photo: Deutsche Welle
#BringBackOurGirls protest.

BringBackOurGirls protesters marked the 140th day of Chibok abduction Monday calling Nigerians' attention to the plight of Chibok Schoolgirls abducted by extremist group Boko Haram.

The protesters who were dressed mainly in red distributed fliers and educating the public about the plight of the abducted girls stressing that the rescue of the girls is government's responsibility.

They also displayed a bounded and gagged lady to bring home to Nigerians the plight of the 219 girls still in captivity after several promises of rescue by the government.

One of the leaders of the group, Aisha Yesufu, challenged those against the protest saying "If you think we are crazy, how would you feel if one the abducted girls is your daughter?"

Some of the there protesters who shared leaflets and stickers to motorists and passers by said they wanted the government to perform its responsibility.

Copyright © 2014 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.