1000th Day : Police prevent BBOG campaigners’ march to Aso Rock

Sunday the 8th of January was the 1000th day since the abduction of more than 200 schools girls from a community known as Chibok in Borno state, north east Nigeria.
But the Bring Back Our Girls campaigners who had over time kept going the campaign to rescue the girls alive were prevented from proceeding with a peaceful march they had planned as part of activities to mark the day.

As members of  the group arrive, they are made aware of the situation and quickly cluster to discuss the way forward.

After a few minutes, they resume their normal sitting starting off by chanting and singing the national anthem.

Suddenly the group dispersed to gather for their march undeterred by the security personnel trying to stop them.

They marched on to a destination, which will be the venue for their daily sitting for the next one week.

At first it looked like the sitting would  not hold but after a few altercations between police and the group and a bit of struggle they are finally allowed to stand and read their statement.

1000 days after the abduction of the missing girls, 24 have been rescued while 195 still remain missing

This is in spite of assurances made by government to parents and the citizenry that all the girls will be rescued.

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