Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Officers of the Nigerian police force reportedly attacked the members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Monday. The BBOG members had convened at the fountain where they have been observing a daily sit out in demand for the release of the schoolgirls still in Boko Haram custody, when the incident happened.Sadiq Bello, [...]

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    Chibok parents visit Obasanjo, seek help towards daughters’ release

Chibok parents visit Obasanjo, seek help towards daughters’ release

Parents of some Chibok girls still in Boko Haram custody on Saturday paid a visit to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state.The parents, numbering 30, and some members of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group, embarked on the visit to appeal to Obasanjo to work with the federal government to ensure the safe release of their daughters like the Dapchi schoolgirls.The [...]

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    BBOG gives FG seven days to rescue Dapchi schoolgirls

BBOG gives FG seven days to rescue Dapchi schoolgirls

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has given the federal government seven days to rescue the abducted schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.A total of 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, were declared missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked their school in February.The incident happened four years after the insurgents kidnapped 276  female students of Government Secondary [...]

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    BBOG: Boko Haram not defeated until all Chibok girls are rescued — according to Buhari

BBOG: Boko Haram not defeated until all Chibok girls are rescued — according to Buhari

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says the claim by the army to have defeated the Boko Haram insurgent group is a distraction.In a statement on Wednesday, Sesugh Akume, spokesman of the BBOG, said President Muhammadu Buhari made the rescue of Chibok girls and persons in captivity as the "benchmark" for defeating Boko Haram.The BBOG statement read: "This claim of [...]

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    We didn’t arrest Ezekwesili, say police

We didn’t arrest Ezekwesili, say police

The Nigeria police force has denied arresting Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement.Members of the movement had alleged that they were arrested and taken to the federal capital territory (FCT) police command on Tuesday.But in a statement issued shortly after the incident, the command said it never “arrested” the individuals.Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the command, [...]

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    ‘How I was imprisoned in broad daylight’ — Ezekwesili speaks on arrest

‘How I was imprisoned in broad daylight’ — Ezekwesili speaks on arrest

Oby Ezekwesili, co-founder of the Bring Back of Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has spoken on how she and members of the group were arrested by the police in Abuja.Ezekwesili said though the police refused to state the reason for the arrest, she was detained alongside some BBOG members.She had announced the development in a series of tweets."I have been arrested [...]

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    Police arrest BBOG members in Abuja

Police arrest BBOG members in Abuja

The police have arrested members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement in Abuja.Oby Ezekwesili, co-founder of the group, who announced this in a tweet, said it is connected to the advocacy for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.Ezekwesili challenged the police to arrest all members of the movement.Since the girls were kidnapped in April 2014, the movement [...]

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    BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

The Bring Back Out Girls (BBOG) movement says the parents of rescued Chibok girl, Salomi Pogu, are currently internally displaced persons (IDPs).According to the BBOG, Pogu's parents reside in an IDP camp in Rumirgo village, Askira/Uba LGA of Borno state.The Nigerian army announced on Thursday that it had rescued Pogu from the militants’ custody.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director of army public relations, had said [...]

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    Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Thirteen of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have died in the insurgents’ custody, according to Wall Street Journal.Boko Haram fighters had kidnapped the girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno state.Of that number, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a Swiss-coached [...]

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    We’re marching to Aso Rock on Monday, says BBOG

We’re marching to Aso Rock on Monday, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says it is returning to the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The group has at different times staged protests to Nigeria's seat of power.In a statement on Thursday, Sesugh Akume, spokesman of BBOG, said the movement wants to see "concrete" actions by government.Akume said in four months, the remaining 113 Chibok girls still [...]

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    BBOG: No sign that govt is genuinely committed to the release of remaining Chibok girls

BBOG: No sign that govt is genuinely committed to the release of remaining Chibok girls

The Bring Back Our Girls Movement (BBOG) says nothing shows that the federal government is committed to the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in captivity.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, following a prisoner-swap deal with the federal government. 21 [...]

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    Chibok girls’ parents write Buhari, demand update on their missing daughters

Chibok girls’ parents write Buhari, demand update on their missing daughters

Parents of the Chibok schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity have expressed sadness over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “silence” concerning the fate of their daughters.In a letter written to the president, the parents lamented that 20 of them have died while waiting for the return of the girls.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary [...]

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    Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says it will return to Aso Rock on Tuesday to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls remaining in Boko Haram captivity.Sesugh Akume, BBOG spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.The sect [...]

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    Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the 113 Chibok school girls still in Boko Haram custody will be released "very soon".Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he received members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the presidential villa in Abuja.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.The sect [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Kidnap of policewomen in Borno replay of Chibok abduction

Ezekwesili: Kidnap of policewomen in Borno replay of Chibok abduction

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, says it is sad the federal government is denying there are no policewomen in Boko Haram captivity.She said this when the group marched to Aso Rock, Nigeria's seat of power, to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls still in captivity.The female police officers were kidnapped after [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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