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Chibok Girls: BBOG Coalition Stages Silent Protest In Abuja; Failed To Access The Villa

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely over a week after its last outing, Coalition members of BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) Tuesday stormed Abuja in protest against Federal Government (FG) alleged delay in seeking the freedom for over 200 abducted Chibok secondary school girls.

It would be recalled the same coalition last week led by one of its Conveners and former Minister of Education Dr. Oby Ezekwezili staged similar protest also in Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Just as they experienced last week, the protesters were not allowed into the Presidential Villa as they were stopped along the access road by the detachment of policemen who apparently, also acting on the instruction from the above like they disclosed last week.

Tuesday’s protest is unique as the protesters sealed up their mouth with cello tape, a development which created total silence among them and at the procession location.

As they were prevented from moving towards the Presidential Villa, the protesters occupied the access road, resulting to poor traffic flow.

Last week, BBOG members accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not being active and delaying efforts in finding the missing girls. They chanted while protesting ‘no more delay’; ‘no more excuses’ among others.

The Federal Government (FG) has insisted that it has not spared any effort towards ensuring the freedom of the girls. It also has maintained till lately that it is ready to negotiate with the Boko Haram terrorists’ group.

The girls were abducted in April 2014 while preparing to write their SSCE WAEC in their hostels.

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