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#BringBackOurGirls: Statement from Concerned Nigerian Bloggers

Written by Nwachukwu Egbunike On 5 May 2014 @ 7:14 am | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Digital Activism, English, Nigeria, Quick Reads, Sub-Saharan Africa, War & Conflict, Women & Gender

Nigerian bloggers [1] have added their voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign [2]:

We, the under signed Nigerian bloggers, view with grave concern the continued detention of the innocent school girls who were abducted from Chibok on April 15, 2014. We are of the strong view that no amount of social grievance either against the government and or the people of Nigeria can justify such an act of violence against school children. We therefore condemn the abduction in very strong terms.

The also called on their government to expedient action in getting back the abducted high school students from the Boko haram terrorists: 

We also call on the government of Nigeria to do everything in its power, even if it includes involving an international security agency, to bring the girls back from the hands of those who currently hold them, and restore a sense of security to the country as soon as possible. Elections are coming up next year. Citizens want to be able to feel safe wherever they are. Democracy thrives best when citizens feel empowered to pursue their daily chores without fear or threat to their lives and property.


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[1] Nigerian bloggers: http://feathersproject.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/bringbackourgirls-statement-from-concerned-nigerian-bloggers/

[2] #BringBackOurGirls campaign: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/05/02/bringbackourgirls-nigerians-demand-release-of-200-abducted-girls/

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