Dozens of delegates of the World Conference of Youth 2014 on Friday urged the Nigerian government to rescue kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
The young delegates protested against the Nigerian government’s failure to take action over recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the Boko Haram.
“Three weeks has gone since the kidnap happened, this is not an issue of Nigeria, but a crisis of the world,’’ a delegate shouted.
The Boko Haram group which had been terrorising the north eastern part of Nigeria since 2009, abducted more than 200 schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, on April 14, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The abduction generated national and international outcry, while the U.S., Canada and China offered to assist Nigeria to find the girls.
The victims’ families and the Nigerian people demanded the group to return the girls unharmed to their communities.
The Boko Haram, after claiming responsibility for the abduction, threatened to sell the girls “in the market’’ and “marry them off.’’