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Usman, Ezekwesili lead #BringBackOurGirls protest in Abuja; Mark, Tambuwal address protesters

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Usman, Ezekwesili lead #BringBackOurGirls protest in Abuja; Mark, Tambuwal address protesters

By Stanley Azuakola

Today in Abuja, protesters marched to the national assembly where they demanded that the government and military do more to rescue over 200 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than two weeks ago in their school in Chibok, Borno state.

The protest was tagged “a million-woman march” and promoted on Twitter under #BringBackOurGirls. Although the crowd was not overwhelming especially because of the heavy rain, they successfully marched to the assembly where they were addressed by principal officers including the senate president, David Mark, the speaker,  Aminu Tambuwal and his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha.

The protesters in their hundreds carried placards that read “Find Our Daughters”.

Former World Bank vice president Obiageli Ezekwesili, was also part of the protest. She addressed protesters at Unity Fountain in Abuja as the march kicked off.

“We are going to the National Assembly because that is where each of these girls has a representative,” she said.

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