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Youths boycott class to support missing girls

05 May 2014, 21:41

Abuja - Borno State students have called on pupils from around the world to boycott classes in protest against the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls at a school in Chibok.

Fatima Zanna Maliki led the call for a boycott.

"Please note all Borno youth are not insurgents. Rescue our education systems. They are our sister, they are our daughters. Bring back our girls. Borno remain the home of peace. 21 days still missing we need action," Maliki said.

Maliki said it was important that students all over the globe join them in the protest in other to force world leaders to pressurize Nigerian president to take necessary action which will get the abducted released from their abductors.

"We appreciate the concern and effort of all the civic society organisations, women groups, leaders and the international communities towards our plight and we are urging them not to relent until our girls are brought back home safely in particular and peace returns back to our country in general" she said.

She added that the youth and students in Borno state had endured unimaginable hardship for the past four years.

"We took it upon ourselves to call upon stakeholders and the president in particular to act urgently".

The students also declared Wednesday as lecture free and sympathy day worldwide to commiserate with the families of the abducted schoolgirls.

"We are urging the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, our mother, Dr. Dame Patience Jonathan to play motherly role in the present challenges facing our dear country rather than apportioning blames".

The students warned that should the students not be freed before their 40th day in captivity they will bring all students across the country to protest in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital until the students are reunited with their families.

"Students will be brought across the nation if no success is recorded before the 40th day of the abduction, to sit tight on Ramat Square to protest until the schoolgirls are freed," the youth said.

- CAJ News


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