Nigerian girls’ abduction shakes Ghanaian women into Mothers’ Day protest
How can we celebrate mothers’ day when our daughters are missing, a popular refrain from the protesters as Ghanaian women show solidarity to crisis of 230 missing Nigeria teenage girls.
Hundreds of well-meaning women and men from across the length and breadth of the country has matched to the Nigerian High Commissioners Residence to present a petition.
The women believe it is time the Nigerian Government put in more effort to finding the more than two hundred abducted young girls in Nigeria.
At least 200 schoolgirls remain missing and the government’s slow response to the abduction by terrorist group, Boko Haram, has led to protests around the country.
Nigeria’s army has stepped up the hunt for hundreds of schoolgirls, abducted last month by rebel group Boko Haram in an attack.
Nigeria’s military denies reports it had advance warning of the attack on Chibok in Borno State.
The girls remain unaccounted for.
Solidarity for the girls have been global. It has been condemned globally including by US first lady Michelle Obama.
Here in Ghana, several Ghanaian women has inched up African support this Sunday morning.
2012 Running mate of the progressive People’s Party Eva Lokko who was part of the demonstrations in Accra said this year’s mothers season is not worth celebrating following the abduction of 230 girls in Nigeria
Eva Lokko said the abduction of the 230 girls in Nigeria dealt a blow to parents, adding this year’s mothers’ season is one that brings heaviness to the heart.
She asked that the girls are brought back home by making a legitimate demand since children are a gift and it is essential the world go at lengths to finding the girls.
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