Abuja Bomb: #BringBackOurGirls Campaigners Insist On Street Advocacy

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group in Abuja have rejected a suggestion that the group should carry out their advocacy from their homes as a result of the security situation in Abuja after a bomb explosion.

The group is advocating the release of the over 200 girls abducted by members of a terrorist group, Boko Haram.

They are calling on the government to take more drastic action to ensure that the girls are rescued.

No retreat no surrender, has become their slogan since they started the campaign few weeks after the girls were abducted from their dormitory in the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State on April 14.

After the bombing of the Emab Plaza on Wednesday in the nation’s capital, some members of the group suggested that they carry out their advocacy from their homes until the security situation in Abuja improves.

The suggestion was, however, rejected by most members of the group, who say the campaign will continue until the girls are rescued.

The Nigerian government had pledged its commitment to rescuing the girls but asked the campaign group to direct their protests to the terrorist group.

A military head told reporters few weeks ago that the location of the girls had been identified and that the armed forces on a counter-terrorism campaign were working on a rescue strategy that would ensure a minimal casualty.

Author: News Editor

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