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#BBOG Resumes Daily Marches To Aso Rock

The Bring Back Our Girls Campaigners says it will resume its daily match to Sso Villa in continuous request for the release of other Chibok girls in captivity.

Releasing a statement on Tuesday, the group says the resumed march is imperative in order to make the government commit more seriousness in seeking the release of the said girls.

Read full statement below

#BringBackOurGirls resumes daily marches to the State House

Today is 1305 days since schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok were abducted in their school by terrorists on 14 April 2014; 113 remain missing up to this day.

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 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 6 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 have been contacted. These are only 2 of many incidences within the last 6 months under review.

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 marches are scheduled thus:

Date: From Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 9 am daily
Meeting point: Unity Fountain Abuja.

We urge all who share empathy with this cause to join us and urge others to do same daily.

Thank you.

Sesugh Akume
#BringBackOurGirls Spokesperson

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