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NIGERIA: Worldwide March to Take Place on Thursday

While the world waits with bathed breath for the release of the over 200 school girls who were abducted over a month ago by the Boko Haram sect from the Government Girls' Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, schoolgirls around the world have slated Thursday, May 22, for a global march.
Tagged the 'Global School March,' the campaign, which is powered by the #Bring Back Our Girls United States, owned by a documentarian, Ramaa Mosley, is to create awareness about the Chibok incident.
According to information found on its Facebook page, the idea was formed based on the demand of school girls around the world who communicated their desire to march across every city across the world to show their support.
The report read: "School girls from around the world have written us with an idea. On May 22, they want a march of schoolgirls in every city across the world to show their support for the abducted girls.
"Please tell your friends, families and schools. On how to start? Choose a starting place and time. You can start the march after school. Ask friends to wear red or school uniform. Make homemade signs. March with your families. Let us know your plans and we will create event pages to help."
The information went on to state that concerned citizens across the world could join the campaign by either logging onto the website: or emailing them at
For those following the trend on social media, especially on twitter, the following hashtags-#bringbackourgirls #schoolgirlmarch #girlsmatter #girlscanmakeadifference #schoolgirlsmatter #chibokgirls, have been made available.
Already, so many countries have signed up for the campaign, while there are indications that many more would join before the D-day.
Some of the interested countries include United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Germany, France, in Japan while in Vancouver Canada, the protest is scheduled to kick off from Burrard Street Bridge and in Dublin, an interfaith and meditation at the Lantern Centre among several others.
Meanwhile, the former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday intensified calls for the federal government and the military to live up to its responsibility of bringing the girls back alive.
Ezekwesili, who took to her twitter page, said: "It becomes harder to believe what our government tells us of efforts to rescue the girls when the Presidential Spokesman brazenly lied to the public."
Checks revealed that she might be reacting to the recent picture posted by Reuben Abati of Nigerian soldiers in Sambisa forest allegedly in formulation to battle Boko Haram members as he claimed.
Apparently, the picture, which was later discovered to have been taken in December 2, 2012, was of the then newly established Nigerian Army 176 Special Force Battalion.

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