Since the #bringbackourgirls movement commenced, we have seen several protest from thousands of Nigeria youths and Nigerian mothers, however, the latest and most touching of all these protest, is that of female students, which are numbered to be more than 2, 000, protesting. 2,000 secondary schools girls in Calabar, Cross River State, on Monday took to the streets to demand unconditional release of the abducted students.
The girls, who were dressed in black, and came together from different secondary schools in the state marched through major streets in Calabar with placards that read, “Bring back our little sisters,’
“Our girls are future mothers, free our daughters,”
“Dialogue is the best option, not kidnapping of girls,”
“Why use women as tools for negotiation,”
“We need a safe and secure Nigeria, not abduction of girls”
“Free our girls, stop bombing and let’s talk”
These girls were joined in the protest by members of the National Association of Cross River Students (NACRISS) and Civil Society and Non-Governmental organizations in the state.
When interviewing the girls, our correspondent, Faith said that the students were concerned about the plight of the abducted students whose fate still remains unknown.
The two thousand plus girls appealed to the Federal Government to ensure the urgent release of the kidnapped girls.
According to one student named “Ekette Mfon, who said and we quote her directly: “The victims and their parents should be saved the trauma they are passing through. These innocent girls should not be made sacrificial lambs.
“Today, it is students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, tomorrow some other persons may be affected,” Ukeme Udoh said.
The Co-ordinator, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (a civil society organization), Comrade James Ibor, who also participated in the protest march with the female students, said that the safety of lives and property should be given priority attention by the federal government.
We pray that the girls get released and terrorism ends in Nigeria.