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Nigeria remembers slain Yobe schoolboys

25 February 2016, 20:45

Lagos – Nigerians are commemorating the second anniversary of the killing of 59 schoolboys by the Boko Haram in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.

Among groups leading commemorations are the Bring Back our Girls Group (BBOG).

“In remembrance, the family members of the slain boys will be joining the BBOG group to hold a special sit-out and a candle light vigil,” a spokesperson of the group said.

Members of the public can also carry out an activity in their honour offline or online by using #BuniYadi59.

There has been an overwhelming response in social media with emotions of outrage and solemnity on display.

Chinwe Madubuike tweeted, “#BuniYadi59 cut down in their prime! Their place of learning became their place of death.”

Also read: Boko Haram attacks northern Yobe State 

Bosun Adedokun also paid tribute, “That Buni Yadi incident was a sore point in the life of this nation.God grant the families grace to bear the loss.”

Ogundana Michael expressed concern the boys had been forgotten.

“Early this year, (France President) Francois Hollande presided over a ceremony to honor the victims (of) Charlie Hebdo attack.Who remembers the #BuniYadi59and others?”

Kamil Giwa also posed a question.

“When was the last time we heard anything from the presidency about our missing #CHIBOKGIRLS? Not to mention 1year remembrance of #BuniYadi59?”

The militant Islamic sect killed the students at Federal Government College after laying siege on their dormitory.

Meanwhile, Tuesday also marked 680 days since the Boko Haram kidnapped more than 60 schoolgirls in Chibok Borno State.

School children have not been spared the reign of terror by the sect whose name translates to “Western education is sinful."

- CAJ News


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