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School children hold procession over abducted girls

07 May 2014, 16:11

Abakaliki - Pupils of Great Minds Academy, Abakaliki, on Tuesday took to major streets of Abakaliki to demand the release of the students abducted last April in Chibok, Borno.

The children aged between four years and 10 years marched through major streets, calling for God’s intervention.

The children in a solemn procession marched from the school on Olisaemeke Street through the Abakaliki Township Stadium to the Government House.

Some of the school children shed tears during the procession.  

Some clergymen, parents and teachers also joined the children in the solemn procession.

Some of the children who spoke to NAN appealed for the prompt release of the girls.

"We want the bad people to release the girls. God should release the girls for us in Jesus Name,” Oluchi Idika prayed.

In a sermon that preceded the procession, an Anglican clergyman, Evangelist Ephraim Ononye, called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts toward the release of the girls.

Ononye said the problem confronting the nation was not just insecurity but insincerity, greed and lack of fear of God.

He commended the pupils for taking the bold step of declaring praying and fasting for the Chibok girls, saying it was a demonstration of love.

The proprietor of the school, Chris Nwadigo, said the school embarked on the march in solidarity with the abducted children.

“It could be anybody’s child. We pray God to touch the hearts of the abductors to release the children,” he said.

 - NAN

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