Many Nigerians and other activists took part in the “Bring Back Our Girls“ campaign, which took place yesterday in front of the municipal council center at Waterlooplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The campagin was an attempt by Nigerians in the country to show their support and create awareness for the plight of 230 innocent girls abducted from Chibok Secondary, in the North East of Nigeria, by Boko Haram, a terrorist group active in that area of the country. The militant group, whose name means “Western education is a sin“ has vowed to stop any kind of Western education in Nigeria and equally has constantly attacked people and institutions seen as representative of Western values.With the recent abduction of the girls and the global attention it has attracted, the Boko Haram menace has suddenly turned from a Nigerian domestic headache to a global problem. Happily countries like the USA, UK, France, Canada, China have agreed to collaborate with the Nigerian government to tackle the Boko Haram cancerwarm, which, is about to turn Nigeria, the economic power house of Africa, into another Afganistain.
The “Bring Back Our Girls“ march was organized by various groups in Netherlands, amongst them, NIDO (Nigerian In Diaspora Organisation) and NCWS (National Council Of Women’s Societies), Netherlands Chapter. The chairman of NIDO Netherlands, Mr Cornelius Obot expressed optimism that the recent war on Boko Haram will be a success.
“There is no better way to remind those innocent girls that they have not been forgotten than to come out and show our support. We hope the Nigerian Government will know that the world is not only watching, other countries want to share the Boko Haram burden. The government of Nigeria should grab this great opportunity. “ Vivian Iro, NCWS Corordinator in The Netherlands, told Kata Kata Cartoon.
Let us hope that the Nigerian government is indeed listening.
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