One Million Women March for the release of the Borno School Girls
Women all over the country have today started a one million women march in Abuja to press for the release of secondary school girls kidnapped in Chibok town by suspected insurgents two weeks ago.
This announcement was made by Prof Hauwa Abdu Biu on sunday during an emergency meeting convened by First Lady of Borno State, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima.The meeting was held to discuss strategies to be employed to ensure the release of the girls.
The meeting had in attendance wives of service chiefs in the state, nongovernmental organizations, women professional bodies, representatives of Federation of Muslims Women Associations (FOMWAN), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) among others.
Prof Biu informed the meeting that the one million march which was tagged “Free our girls” will involve women all over the country and called for the mobilization of Borno women to Abuja for the rally.
Shettimaimplored all women to stay united for the cause.
“Let us all put our differences aside irrespective of our faith or ethnicity. Let us all join hands together to rescue these girls. I know that we can do it, Almighty Allah is with us, he knows our intention,” she said.
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