Nigerians in London Join Bring Back Our Girls Protest

Nigerians in London have joined the call for the Nigerian Government to do more to save the girls kidnapped by insurgents believed to be Boko Haram three weeks ago.

At a protest held at Nigeria House on Monday, Nigerians in London gathered at the Nigeria High Commission in London to hold a vigil for the 234 kidnapped girls with many holding placards with the Bring Back Our Girls Hashtag.

The protest was held in solidarity with several other protests happening in Nigeria and globally in support of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement.

The campaign has gained significant international media coverage since the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag started attracting a lot of attention from the media community, human rights agencies and even Hollywood celebrities.

Pakistani Girls rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in her native town as she went to school has also joined in the campaign urging people to join in the calls for the Nigerian government to act fast to rescue the girls.

Other celebrities that have lent their voice to support the cause include CNN’s Piers Morgan, UK singer Jessie J and American actress Kerry Washington.

Meanwhile, Boko Haram has released a video where the group claimed responsibility for the kidnappings.

Fears for the girls’ welfare is high as the group also threatened to sell the girls as slaves for marriage or possibly prostitution.

The Nigerian government has faced criticism at home and abroad for it’s seemingly slow response to the situation and lack of coherent strategy for rescuing the girls.

images- Michael Tubes

Solidarity- Alittle girl holds a placard urging the Nigerian Government to bring back the 234 kidnapped girls

Solidarity- A little girl holds a placard urging the Nigerian Government to bring back the 234 kidnapped girls

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A young girl looks at a banner as Protests continue at the Nigeria High Commission in London

A young girl looks at a banner as Protests continue at the Nigeria High Commission in London

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