#BBOG activists led by Oby Ezekwesili on Monday the 13th of April, held a silent protest in Abuja to commemorate the 1 year that has elapsed the abduction of the Chibok girls.
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria.
In between the time of abduction and October 17, 2014 some of the girls were released leaving 219 of them yet to be released, The Nigerian army announced a truce between Boko Haram and government forces which raised hopes that the remaining girls will soon be released. The announcement coincided with the six-month anniversary of the girls’ capture and followed a month of negotiations mediated in Saudi Arabia by Chadian president, Idriss Déby.
More girls and women have been reportedly missing which Boko Haram took credits for, with a total of over 2,000 are still missing. On April 13, 2015 hundreds of protesters led by Oby Ezekwesili wearing red tape across their lips walked silently through the capital city in Abuja marking a year since Boko Haram kidnapped the first set of girls.
Here are some photos from the protest:
Picture Source: Twitter