... Women to protest in Abuja to­mor­row

Daily Trust - - NEWS - Mo­hammed Adoke SAN By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

A group of con­cerned women are to hold a 1-mil­lion-woman pro­ces­sion in Abuja to­mor­row over the ab­duc­tion of more than 200 school­girls in Chi­bok, Borno State two weeks ago.

The protest march by the ‘Women for Peace and Jus­tice’ would be­gin at the Unity Foun­tain in Maitama from 3pm and end there at 8pm, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by one of the or­gan­is­ers, Hadiza Bala Us­man.

“We as con­cerned women un­der the um­brella of ‘Women for Peace and Jus­tice’ are or­gan­is­ing a 1-mil­lion-woman protest march and rally to bring the plight of these girls to world,” Ms. Us­man said.

“The pro­ces­sion will start from the Unity Foun­tain, Maitama (by Transcorp Hil­ton] and march to the Na­tional As­sem­bly to and the of­fice of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser to deliver letters to the Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Speaker and Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser re­spec­tively.

“The pro­ces­sion will then march back to the Unity Foun­tain and the selected spokesper­son will ad­dress the crowd and the me­dia.”

The group ex­pressed dis­may at the ab­duc­tion and the poor han­dling of in­for­ma­tion on ex­actly how girls were taken.

“These young girls are daugh­ters, sis­ters, nieces, cousins and friends of our fel­low Nige­ri­ans and we want them back safe in their homes where they be­long,” the state­ment said.

“The poor han­dling of in­for­ma­tion about the ex­act num­ber of girls who are still miss­ing and the fact that as yet, no one has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the ab­duc­tion of these girls give us great cause of con­cern.”

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