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Nigerian activists vow to press fight to free Chibok girls

Published on Jun 15, 2014 6:39 AM
 
Members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group wait along a corridor of the Federal High Court, to challenge the Nigerian police's ban on their daily protests, in Mataima, Abuja on June 3, 2014. Supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists two months ago vowed Saturday to scale up the pressure on the Nigerian government to rescue them. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ABUJA (AFP) - Supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists two months ago vowed Saturday to scale up the pressure on the Nigerian government to rescue them.

Noisy street demonstrations in Abuja and other cities have become a regular feature of the campaign to keep the issue in the public eye two months after the girls were abducted from a school in the remote northeastern town of Chibok on April 14.

The coordinator of the “BringBackOurGirls” campaign, Hadiza Bala Usman, regretted the lack of progress in efforts to rescue the hostages from Boko Haram extremists.

“Progress for us is the girls being returned, and the girls are not returned. Of course we are not satisfied. We still see a situation where ... not one girl has been rescued by the Nigerian military,” she told AFP during a new protest in Abuja.

 
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