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Nigeria: Protesters march to presidential villa in Abuja over Chibok girls

Nigeria: Protesters march to presidential villa in Abuja over Chibok girls

Nigeria

Protesters in Nigeria marched to the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday demanding more action in the search for the missing Chibok girls.

Somber relatives of the missing girls and activists say they will not relent until the government takes decisive action towards rescuing the girls.

“I’m feeling that the federal government is not ready to rescue our daughters. How come that only the insurgency will contact the government, the government will not contact them? This present government is just like the past government. Buhari is not ready to rescue our girls,” said a father of two abducted girls, Enoch Mark.

I'm feeling that the federal government is not ready to rescue our daughters

Little is still known about the whereabouts of the schoolgirls who went missing two years ago

Bring Back our Girls coordinator Aisha Yesefu said, “What kind of a father sleeps while his children are with terrorists? What kind of a father says nothing? Many people say to us today we are a distraction. How can a video come out and a president say nothing? How can he not address the parents?”

At least some 218 more girls remain in the custody of Boko Haram and the Bring Back Our Girls group accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of being indifferent to their plight.

In May, one of the girls, Amina Ali was rescued in the Sambisa forest, a known hub for the militant group.

Reuters