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Abduction of Nigerian School Girls – Latest

#BringBackOurGirls

Lagos Protest

by Soroptimist International of Nigeria (SINA)

 

   

 

         
   
   
     

 

Soroptimists across the world are horrified as days go on with no sign of the missing school girls. Over 200 school girls were snatched in a dawn raid in Chibok, in Boko Haram’s north-eastern heartland of Borno state, Nigeria on 15 April.
Nigerian Soroptimists along with other women groups, staged a protest march to the Lagos State Governor’s office and delivered a signed petition calling on the Federal Government of Nigeria to intensify their efforts in ensuring that these girls are released unharmed and returned safely to their families where they rightfully belong.
Soroptimists are standing with the families and calling on the Nigerian Government to take more action.

Statement from Soroptimist International Nigeria
Soroptimist International of Nigeria Association wishes to join other well meaning groups/NGO in condemning the action of members of the Boko Haram sect who abducted more than 200 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Bornu. It is a worrisome and barbaric development. It is rather very unfortunate and sad that this is happening at a time when girl child education in the Northern part of the Country is witnessing a boost and parents are now being motivated to send their female children to school. If this trend is not stopped now, the consciousness of the girl child education in the North will be adversely affected. We advise that stringent security measures should be put in place to protect the schools in the North. The girl child must be given the opportunity to reach her optimal best in the society. We therefore call on the insurgents to immediately release the girls unconditionally and our Government to intensify efforts in their bid to rescue the girls.

Nneka Chris-Asoluka
Soroptimist International of Nigeria Association

Response to Nneka’s Statement
We watch in absolute disbelief at what has happened and how the days and weeks are passing without finding the girls. This is a REAL NIGHTMARE and, of course, a huge step back for the progress that has been made in the education of girls in your country. We condemn it in the strongest possible terms and stand with you in solidarity as you protest and fight for the fundamental human rights of women and girls.

In friendship as fellow African Soroptimists,
Sally Currin
SISA President 2012-2014
SISAN President 2014 – 2016
Vice Chairperson SIAF Southern Region 2014 – 2016

     
     
   
     
   
 

 


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