by Kolapo Olapoju
It’s exactly 122 days since the Chibok girls were abducted and they are yet to be rescued.
Several concerned individuals took the streets of Abuja on 12 August, to keep the protest alive and to remind the government that ‘time is running out’.
The campaign gathered at the Hilton Junction, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, to share fliers and stickers to motorists and passers-by.
Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, the initiator of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, said the event was a way of engaging people and creating awareness about the issue of the abducted girls.
She said, “We are handing out our stickers, chanting by the street corner by Unity Fountain to make people realize these girls have been gone for four months and not one of them has been rescued by the Nigerian military. This is very responsive, we have seen a lot of people ask us for more stickers. This we feel is a very interactive way of doing our advocacy. This is rush hour, people are going home from work, so it is a good time to be on the streets.”