Oby Ezekwesili addressing the audience during a meeting between BringBackOurGirls campaigners and President Muhammadu Buhari
The #BringBackOurGirls group, a movement which has been campaigning for the release of hundreds of girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno state by Islamist sect, Boko Haram, said on Tuesday that its confidence has been boosted on the eventual release of the abducted girls by some pragmatic steps being taken by the Muhammadu Buhari administration recently.
The group which said this during the unveiling of series of activities it intended to carry out to mark 500 days in captivity of the Chibok girls said the hopes and confidence of its members have been rekindled and they are assured that sooner than later the girls shall return, especially with the president’s December 2015 deadline to the military to defeat Boko Haram and so on.
The group however said even though it is ever hopeful and expectant of the rescue of the girls, it will organize a Global Week of Action to commemorate the tragedy of their abduction.
“This week of events is to remind the world that our 219 #ChibokGirls are still in captivity and not yet back 500 days on, and for everyone to call on their governments to do something to help bring them back. Not only governments, everyone can do something however little, to keep their tragedy of their abduction alive and to keep the hope that we can have them back.
Kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls
“During this special Global Week of Action, in Abuja there will be a diversity of activities and events like, Asr Prayers this Friday at the Unity Fountain our usual meeting venue, as well as a special prayer service at the same venue on Sunday. Tree planting, an engagement with the UN secretary general at the Unity Fountain, march by #ChibokGirls Ambassadors, and so forth,” …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper