BBOG marks 6th year anniversary of missing Chibok schoolgirls amid coronavirus outbreak

BBOG marks 6th year anniversary of missing Chibok schoolgirls amid coronavirus outbreak

- It’s been six years since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from a secondary school in Chibok town, Borno state

-The Bring Back Our Girls movement (BBOG) commemorated the six-year anniversary of the girls' abduction in a live broadcast

- The group marked the event this year online due to restriction of movement imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic

Nigerian activists of the Bring Back Our Girls movement (BBOG) are marking the six-year anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok town by Boko Haram insurgents. While some were rescued, the remaining 112 are still in captivity, VOA reports.

BBOG, despite the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, marked the anniversary this year in a live broadcast, unlike in previous years when the group marched through the streets demanding that the remaining girls be rescued.

The media and communications director of the Chibok community Allen Manasseh who is related to about twenty-four of the missing girls is helping fight for the release of the girls.

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BBOG marks 6th year of missing Chibok schoolgirls amid coronavirus outbreak
Bring Back Our Girls marks 6th year of missing Chibok schoolgirls amid coronavirus outbreak
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Though the group started demanding the release of the girls in 2014, Nifemi Onifade, one of the coordinators said six years later, they are still waiting.

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Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari extended his good wishes to the people of Chibok in Borno state as they held prayers and thanksgiving services to mark the sixth anniversary of the kidnapping of their daughters by Boko Haram terrorist group.

In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu on Monday, April 13, Buhari regretted that the current COVID-19 pandemic, with restrictions on movement, makes it impossible for any government delegation to be with them during the event.

He, however, assured the people of Chibok that he is still mindful of their welfare and their concerns, especially regarding the daughters who are still missing.

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In other news, President Buhari has been urged to take advantage of Boko Haram's current weakness to secure the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls still in captivity.

The appeal was made on Saturday, April 11, by the Northern Christian Elders Forum (NOCEF), in an Easter message by its chairman, Engr Ejoga Inalegwu.

According to the northern elders, the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls who are still in Boko Haram's custody would be the greatest gift from President Buhari's administration.

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