London - Nigerians in the UK on Friday joined the "Bring Back Our Girls" global campaign as various groups converged outside the High Commission to protest the Chibok school girls abduction.
The protesters sang solidarity songs and carried placards with messages reading: "Bring Back our Girls", "we need more action now", "Say no to terror", among others.
They condemned the abduction and called for increased effort on the part of government to rescue the girls.
They commended the U.S.,UK, and China for offering to assist, while pleading for more support from the international community.
One of the conveners of the protest, Yemi Shole in London said the that the slow response of the military in rescuing the girls was worrying.
Shole, who founded the Nigerian Students Union in the UK, also raised concern over the inaccurate information on the actual number of the abducted girls.
"This is very sad. We are talking about human lives here."
He commended the international community's pledge to support the nation, saying, "Nigeria ought to have sought assistance a long time ago."
Similarly,Abike Ade, a journalist, said that "government is not doing enough, this is not the first time students are being abducted or attacked, there is need for a change in strategy to curb terrorism.’’
In the same vein, Ronke Salami, a retired teacher, said "the protest is to drive home the message that we are not happy with the situation and the way it is being handled and all that."
"If it will take protest and global campaign like this to see renewed efforts to counter insurgency in the country, then we are ready to cry out.
"These girls are harmless and innocent, why should they pay such price for daring to seek education, their abduction is a crime to humanity.
"Our role as individuals is to cry out against this injustice, they must be freed, we need action now," Salami said.
The peaceful demonstration also included other Africans and human rights activist.
U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama, and some notable international human rights activists as well as celebrities have joined the "Bring Back Our Girls" global campaign to free the over 200 Chibok school girls abducted on April 15.