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Nigerian Women to Stage a Million Woman March for Release of Borno School Girls

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The abduction of over 200 school girls by Boko Haram earlier this month in Chibok, Borno State, has outraged Nigeria and the world. Numerous government officials, concerned citizens, and civil rights entities have publicly decried the situation.

And now, women all over Nigeria are set to stage a Million Woman March on Wednesday in Abuja to campaign for the release of the abducted school girls.

This announcement was made  by Hauwa Abdu Biu yesterday during an emergency meeting convened by First Lady of Borno State, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima. The meeting was held to discuss strategies to be employed to ensure the release of the girls, Vanguard reports.

Biu announced that the march tagged “Free our girls,” will involve women all over Nigeria, and requested for the mobilization of Borno women to Abuja for the event.

Shettima implored all women to stay united for the cause.

“Let us all put our differences aside irrespective of our faith or ethnicity. Let us all join hands together to rescue these girls. I know that we can do it, Almighty Allah is with us, he knows our intention,” she said.

Photo Credit: www.southeastnigeria.com

10 Comments

  1. free mind

    April 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    them they laugh sef… no remorse. if i were boko haram this pix won’t move me.

    • Thatgidigirl

      April 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      You do realise that this isn’t the actual protest? Abi you want bella naija to organise a photo shoot because your small sense cannot grasp the message they’re trying to pass across?

  2. Ceetoo

    April 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    God abeg you… I don’t even know what to say… Papa ejooo, biko, please let us get these girls in good health. I so traumatized and I am not even related to any of them. I cannot even begin to imagine what the families are going through. I am so handicapped don’t know what I can do to help from my location. Jehovah please…. Please hear the cry of these innocent ones… please. ah! huuuuuuuuuummmmmmm. show us what to do to get them out of there… the Nigerian forces, help us/them, direct us/them, make a way, what weapon we must use, how we need to strategize to save these girls, please Lord.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    April 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Am really feeling for this mums no doubt and i pray they are successfull…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. Gorgeous

    April 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    If they focused on educating their girls, and education in general in their states. While discouraging religious fanaticism, this scourge of boko haram will not be terrorizing them like this. Time to wake up to their responsibilities and their people. If is good to impoverish and ignore the rights of the poor till desperation leads them to bring their suffering to the door step of the rich in a very drastic and painful way. Northerners do better about educating your girl children and stop child marriage. if the mothers of these boko haram members had opportunity, they would teach their children better. This boko haram would have found it difficult to infiltrate the north and do such damage. Look within, and do better. Your women should have been fighting for these rights for a while. Not today. Lets face the facts.

    • sana

      May 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      this doesn’t even make sense

  5. Theresa Omoronyia

    April 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Standing ovation for this protest. It resonates so deeply with me. The power of women to change situations is amazing. I enjoin all women, regardless of religion or ethnicity to join them. If you are not in Nigeria, please join them in prayers and goodwill.

    May God help our country and the innocent girls who have been abducted. May HE continue to watch over all of us and our loved ones, even as we partner with HIM in actions, words and thoughts. To all the ladies involved in this march, fear not! Your little acts of protests will cause enormous positive changes. May God bless all your efforts.

  6. Dizzy

    April 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Please oh!! If you are in Abuja make sure you go for this protest!!! Instead if just talking nonsense to friends and on social media put action behind your words. Remember that silence is consent, if you can but fail to attend then you have consented to this injustice.

    • TheresaO

      April 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Agreed!!! Let’s walk the talk!

  7. Tessa

    April 28, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Took her a while, she only heard they were missing yesterday. Hilarious!!

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