... Women to protest in Abuja tomorrow
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.”