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#BringBackOurGirls campaigners march through FCT

Posted: Apr 14, 2015 at 4:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi / Correspondent, Abuja


The Abuja Family of #BringBackOurGirls campaigners led by the onetime Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday staged a walk through major streets of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

During the walk, all members of the group wore red Ribbon.

The abduction of the Chibok girls is one full year today.

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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 one 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 the April 14, “we are therefore extremely saddened as the one year anniversary of this abduction approaches.

Under the theme: ‘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 Today.

During the one week long activities, the group noted , “we have planned a diversity of activities like a walkathon, a call for Special Juma’at prayer in mosques nationwide and Asr Prayer at the Unity Fountain; a call for Special Prayers in Sunday Services in Churches nationwide and a Commemoration Service at the Unity Fountain; Social Media Chats; a worldwide School Girls’ March;  the presentation of 219  #ChibokGirls Ambassadors (as part of the Global School Girl March); a Commemoration Lecture by Cardinal John Onaiyekan – the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja; a candle lit vigil, and many other events.”