Bauchi — A coalition of women groups in Bauchi State converged on the state capital Wednesday to agitate for the release of the abducted over 200 Chibok school girls in Borno State.
The women comprising market women, professionals groups and NGOs commenced their protest match from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa to the Emir’s palace and culminated at the Government House.
In her speech, the state Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Hajiya Jummai Liman Bello, after appreciating the efforts made by security agencies towards securing the release of the abducted Chibok girls, called for the unconditional release of the girls. She said, as mothers, when news of the abduction of the school girls reached them, their hearts bled in anticipation of what may become of their faith.
While commending the Bauchi State government for its commitment and prayers for the release of these future mothers, Bello appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts towards their rescue. Also, a representative of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Mrs Liatu Joseph, urged all hands to be on deck towards securing their release, adding that, on their part they will continue to pray for the end of the current insecurity in the country especially in the Northern states.
Receiving the protesters on behalf of Governor Isa Yuguda, the Chief of Staff in the Government House, Alhaji Abdulkadir Mohammed Ibrahim, commended the organizers of the protest for a peaceful rally.
He assured them that their message will be delivered to the governor as soon as he returns from his official assignment.
He said, government on its part will continue to pray for their safe release while at the same time, he urged the security agencies to double their effort in the search and subsequent release of the Chibok school girls.
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