Tuesday, October 14, 2014

6-Month Anniversary Bring Back Our Girls

6-Month Bring Back Our Girls campaign' Still Failing


Bring Back Our Girls campaign' Still Failing six-month after the over 200 Nigerian students were abducted. Few protesters and demonstrators gathered for the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign were planning to walk to President Goodluck Jonathan's official residence in Abuja to keep up the pressure on the government to bring the missing teenagers home.

The march is the culmination of a series of events in the past week, including a candlelit vigil, to keep the fate of the girls in the public eye, as media coverage and on-line interest wanes.

"At one point we contemplated holding funeral rites for the girls as our tradition provides," Enoch Mark, an elder in Chibok told AFP.

"But the discovery of a girl last month... who was kidnapped by Boko Haram in January gave us renewed hope that our girls would be found.

"If this girl could regain freedom after nine months in captivity all hope is not lost that our daughters would one day be free.

"This has rekindled our hope and strengthened our patience. We are ready to wait six years on hoping to have our daughters back with us."

Some 276 girls were seized from their dormitories at the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, on the night of April 14.

Since then, government rescue efforts has failed. Twitter hashtag Bring Back Our Girls has become the Biggest Social Media Fails Of 2014 


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