Okagbare joins call for Chibok girls’ release

Blessing Okagbare has called for the release of 276 students kidnapped from their school in Chibok on April 14.

More than 50 of the girls managed to escape from the militants but 223 girls are still being held.

The Delta state born athlete who won 100m race at the2014 Jamaica International Invitational at the weekend, powered home in 11.19 seconds to win ahead of Jamaican pair of Olympian Kerron Stewart, who clocked 11.32 seconds and Carrie Russell, 11.46 seconds inside the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

Speaking from her US base on Tuesday, Okagbare said, “I’m soliciting for the release of the abducted girls who need to reunite with their families.

I can imagine the pains their families are going through but we need peace as a nation. We all need peace to survive and we all need peace to excel as a country.”

For about three weeks now, the nation was greeted with the gory news that female students writing their final exams at Government Secondary School (GSS), Chibok in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state were abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram. The students were drawn from schools in Ashigashiya, Izge, Lassa and Warabe.

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