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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Protesters Demand Justice For Murdered School Children In Yobe State

The Protesters
Dozens of protesters marched in Lagos, Friday, demanding justice for the murdered school pupils in North-Eastern Nigeria and the alleged missing $20 billion in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
The protesters, dressed in black outfits, converged at the statue of the late educator and philanthropist, Tai Solarin, in Yaba, and chanted solidarity songs as they marched to Tejuosho market and back to Yaba bus stop. Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, who led the protest, said that they were sensitizing the public and demanding for an improvement in “governance architecture.”

“So much blood has been spilled in the last few days in unrestrained terrorist attacks and bombings that have disproportionately targeted young Nigerians in the north-eastern region of the country,” said Ms. Ibezim-Ohaeri, who heads Spaces for Change, a rights advocacy group.
Last Tuesday, at least 29 students of the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State, were killed by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents. Though the military puts the casualty figure at 29, the victims are reported to be over 50.
The killings happened days after 20 female students were reportedly abducted from Government Girls Senior Science Secondary School and Ashigar School of Business and Administrative Studies in Borno State.
“Till this day, no one knows their whereabouts or what has happened to them,” Ms. Ibezim-Ohaeri added. PT.

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