Parents Of Chibok Girls Are Marching To Demand Urgent Rescue Of Their Daughters

Life has been “unbearable” for the Chibok community since the disappearance of the girls, a spokesperson for Bring Back Our Girls told BuzzFeed News.

Members of the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign group marched to the presidential villa in Nigeria on Thursday morning demanding more to be done to rescue the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in April, 2014

The march marks 21 months since at least 276 schoolgirls were seized from their dormitories in the northeastern town of Chibok. Fifty-seven of them later escaped.

Jeff Okoroafor, spokesperson for the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group, told BuzzFeed News that since the girls were abducted, life has been “unbearable” for the community of Chibok.

At least seven of the fathers were killed in subsequent attacks on Chibok, and others died from illnesses (heart failure and high blood pressure, among others) that residents attributed to the trauma of losing their daughters.

At least 500 people were expected to attend the march, including 124 parents of the missing girls.

The group hopes that the demonstration will remind the world that more than 640 days after being kidnapped, over 200 schoolgirls are still in the hands of Boko Haram. The march also aims to “keep the issue of the Chibok girls in the front burner,” Okoroafor added.

full article at BuzzFeedNews