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#Bring Back Our Girls campaigners march on Abuja streets

Posted: Apr 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi / Correspondent, Abuja

The Abuja family of BringBackOurGirls campaigners led by onetime Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday staged a walk through major streets of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). During the walk, all members of the group wore red Ribbon. The abduction of the Chibok girls will be a full year on April 14.

Speaking with Daily Independent, the Spokesperson of the group, Bukky Shonibare, said that the walk around major streets in the FCT is the beginning of a one week long activities to mark the one year of the Chibok girls in the den of their captors.

“We just came out with this red ribbon on us to remind Nigerians of the plight of the abducted Chibok girls and to also the commencement of the week-long activities which begun yesterday (Wednesday).”

Earlier, in a statement which was signed by Oby Ezekwesili and Hadiza Bala Usman, the group noted that even though they remain hopeful and expectant that the Chibok girls will be rescued even before April 14, “we are however extremely saddened as the one year anniversary of this abduction approaches on 14 April 2015.  “Themed, “364 Days On, Chibok Girls — Never To Be Forgotten’’ the one week of events to remind the world that our 219  ChibokGirls are still in captivity will end on Tuesday April 14, 2015.”