BBOG to resume protest on Tuesday

The spokesman of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Sesugh Akume, on Thursday, said the group will return to Aso Rock on Tuesday to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls remaining in Boko Haram captivity.

Recall that 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.

Five months later, 21 girls were also freed.

While lamenting that there is no evidence of the government’s claim that it is committed to the rescue of the remaining girls, the group said the march aims to refocus attention on the plight of the Chibok girls still in captivity.

“Following the return of 82 of our girls 6 months ago, not much has been heard from the government of Nigeria. Three months ago the presidency made commitments none of which have been implemented,” the statement read.

“For this reason, our movement mobilised for marches to the State House to ensure that the federal government lives up to its commitment, but we put them on hold at various times.

“Most recently, one month ago, the vice president made open commitments about our #ChibokGirls, likewise the president in his Independence Day address. We, therefore, in line with our principle and practice of reasonableness put a hold on our marches, expecting to to see the outcome of the commitments made.

“Up to now we see no evidence of any outcomes.

“Our movement, therefore, resumes daily marches to the State House, in order to refocus attention on the plight of our #ChibokGirls and all the incidences of abductions, killings, and general insecurity as well as the abysmally poor handling of the situations; to demand their immediate return.”

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