Nigerian protesters marched on parliament Wednesday to press their demands that government and military do more to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than two weeks ago.
Dubbed “a million woman march” and promoted on Twitter under #BringBackOurGirls, the protest turn out was hindered by heavy rain.
“We will also demand to see the president if we don’t get any commitment from government to rescue these girls,” said a protestor
One of the fathers of the kidnapped girls, said they received no information about their daughters.
“The mothers are preparing to go into the bush. If the mothers go, we men will follow and we are not armed and you know what that means to these heartless people,” he told the media, expressing the fear that the entire community might be wiped off in the process
The abduction of the girls on April 14 at gunpoint from their school in the northeast has outraged Africa’s most populous nation as well as the world.
230 teenage girl students were taken and 187 are still being held hostage while the rest managed to escape