On Saturday, October 5, 2019,
it will be 2,000 days, five and a half years, since 276 schoolgirls were
abducted by terrorists from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State,
Nigeria in the early hours of April 14, 2014.
276 abducted in April 2014
4 Infants with our girls
19 Parents dead
112 #ChibokGirlsstill in the hands of terrorists!
113 Dapchischoolchildrenabducted in February 2018
5 Died from trauma during the abduction
1 #DapchiGirlstill in the hands of terrorists!
3 Abducted in March 2018
- Red CrossStaffExecuted
- UNICEF Staff – #AliceNgaddah still in the hands of terrorists!
- Kidnapped in July 2019
5 Aid Workers still in the hands of terrorists!
6 Schoolgirls & two teachers kidnapped on October 3, 2019
The #BringBackOurGirls Movement,which started in Abuja in April 2014, has spread nationally and internationally with BBOG groups at various times in Osogbo, Ibadan, London, Lagos, New York and Washington DC. Citizens from every continent show their support for the movement at milestone moments. The movement has a singularity of purpose, and a specific demand, Bring back our girls, NOW and ALIVE’.The Chibok Girls, whose names and identities we know, symbolize all Nigerians who have been abducted by terrorists and we demand that the Federal Government fulfil its constitutional responsibility of securing the life of every Nigerian, ensuring safe schools and safe communities!
While we acknowledge efforts of the federal government so far in recovering and rehabilitating 107 Chibok girls; securing the release of 106 Dapchi girls; responding with urgency when subsequent incidents have occurred; building up the capabilities and welfare of the police and military,we will not relent in our advocacy and strident demands for the rescue of our school children and fellow citizens from captivity, especially because after the initial efforts to rescue those in captivity, government has been silent on further steps and mechanisms like the Chibok Hotline is no longer functional.
Indeed, kidnapping has become as prevalent as petty theft. We demand justice for the survivors and the slain. We acknowledge and honour the sacrifice of our military and police officers and express our gratitude and prayers to the families of our heroes in the police and armed forces.
The #BringBackOurGirls Movement in Lagos has been meeting every Saturday for over five years and we shall maintain our vigil and roll call of the names of the missing. We will commemorate this tragic anniversary of 2,000 days in captivity for 112 ChibokgirlsthisSaturday, October 5th from 12 to 1pm at Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, Lagosand enjoin concerned parents, brothers, sisters, friends, uncles, aunties, grandparents, civil society, politicians, members of the forces of law and order to join us. The fight for the Chibok Girls is a fight for safe schools, for safe communities, for a safe country! It is a fight for the soul of Nigeria!
The ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ families in Abuja, Lagos, New York & Washington, DC call on our Local, State and Federal Governments to accelerate the actions necessary to bring back the rest of our Chibok Girls, Leah Sharibu and all other victims of kidnapping, especially schoolchildren, to their distressed families and an anxiously waiting nation.
For and on behalf of #BringBackOurGirls Lagos Family
Kindly join us, and/or get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.For all our events, we encourage participants to wear red, which is a symbol of danger.