BBOG to march to Aso Rock over 113 Chibok girls in captivity

BBOG to march to Aso Rock over 113 Chibok girls in captivity
July 31
15:55 2017

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group will on Tuesday march to Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, to press for the release of 113 Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity.

Sesugh Akume, BBOG spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Monday.

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.

The sect released 82 of the girls in May in a prisoner-swap deal with the federal government, and 21 in October, 2016.

The BBOG said it was disappointed that three months after the release of the 82 girls, the government was yet to give any update on those in captivity.

The group also said the match was aimed at “waking the federal government up”, and to express their concern over the spate of Boko Haram attacks in the north-east.

“For 3 months since May, the federal government has not given any updates on the return of our 113 missing #ChibokGirls,” the statement read.

“The parents, families, community, and the public at large have been left in the dark wondering. This is unacceptable. Our march is also intended to wake the federal government up, and prevent it from relapsing and sinking into the inertia and complacency it is always wont to.

“There has also been an increased spate of terrorists attacks in the northeast, as well as the recent abduction of women on Borno-Adamawa road which the federal government is living in denial about and handling poorly. Clearly no lessons have been learned over the years.

“Tomorrow we meet at Unity Fountain Abuja from 9 am to proceed on our march. We enjoin all who share a concern for our #ChibokGirls and these associated issues to join us.”


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