One Million Nigerian Women Ready To Protest In Abuja

A group of Nigerian women, under the banner of “Women for Peace and Justice”, have said they would stage a peaceful protest in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city on Wednesday.

According to Premium Times, the women are staging the protest to demand the release of the remaining 230 Government Girls Secondary School students kidnapped in their hostel in Chibok, Borno State.

It could be recalled that about 273 school girls were reportedly whisked off by members of the Boko Haram on April 14.

It was also reported that forty-three of the girls have been found and reunited with their family after they allegedly escaped their abductors.

Since the rest of the girls are yet to be found, the Women for Peace and Justice, therefore, decided to have a one million protest march on Wednesday.

According to them, it is an attempt to bring the plight of these girls to world.


* A file photo of women protest

“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 spokespersons will address the crowd and the media,” the spokesperson of the women, Hadiza Usman, said in a statement.

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