More than 200 women from various groups yesterday held a peaceful protest across Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, over the 234 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State.
The women, aged between 50 and 65, wept uncontrollably as they marched through the metropolis in torn dresses, carrying placards with various inscriptions such as: Rescue our girls now, Enough of Abduction, No to Boko Haram, Federal Government what are you doing? We call for end to this abduction now.
The protesting women later moved to the headquarters of the state police command, where they addressed the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Indabbawa.
In her address, Princess Adetona, the President, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), said the women decided to speak out their minds because the lives of the children were at stake, adding that the longer it took to rescue the girls, the greater the dangers they would be exposed to.