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Feminists urge media to lead demand of girls' release

14 April 2015, 18:30

Abuja - The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) has called on the media and civil societies organisations (CSOs) to sustain the momentum around efforts to rescue the girls kidnapped in Chibok by continually demanding their release.

Group Coordinator, Geraldyn Ezeakile, relayed her organisation’s message on the first year anniversary of the abduction of the more than 200 young female students from the Government Girl’s Secondary School in the community in Borno State.

A year into their abduction by the Boko Haram sect, there is no trace of the schoolgirls.

Also read: Buhari says he cannot guarantee rescuing Chibok girls

“Members of the media especially must keep the Chibok abduction in the front burner of news publications and reports to ensure that the required publicity necessary to move the Nigerian government to rapidly act on the safe retrieval of Our Girls from their captors,” said Ezeakile.

The group also commended the persistent and determined effort by the #BringBackOurGirls Advocacy Campaign Group, who has relentlessly and tirelessly ensured that the Chibok abduction was not forgotten.

“We stand united with you in solidarity, sisterhood and goodwill until Our Girls are brought back home safe and alive,” said Ezeakile.

The official reiterated the call on the Nigerian Government, specifically the incoming newly-elected administration to expedite actions aimed at safely returning the abducted girls to their parents and ensure adequate security of life and property of every Nigerian citizen living within its bothers as contained in section 14(2) (b) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.

The group also tasked the incoming government to beef up security across its various borders to effectively control the movement of arms and people and ensure adequate security around educational facilities throughout the country as well as employ positive means to restore peace and ensure the end of the conflict in Northern Nigeria. 

- CAJ News


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