Bring Back Our Girls Protest: Nollywood Celebrities Demand Release Of Abducted School Girls
May 6, 2014 – Bring Back Our Girls Protest: Nollywood Celebrities Demand Release Of Abducted School Girls In Ikeja Lagos
Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda on Sunday, led celebrities and entertainers in a fresh protest on the #BringBackOurGirls campaign at Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
The mother of one had earlier announced the venue, dress code and time of rally when she stated: “Dress code: Red caps, scarves and tops”.
Also, popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, who just returned from a business trip abroad, urged her colleagues to be part of the campaign.
Speaking on her arrival at the airport, she said: “If you can, join us at the #BringBackOurGirls Lagos Rally at Allen Roundabout, Ikeja.”
Over the last few days, more artistes have been joining the clamour for the release of the over 200 girls abducted from their hostel in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.
Artistes present at the rally include notable rapper, Sasha P, Ebony Life TV boss, Mo Abudu and Hip hop singer, Banky W, among others.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, April 15, more than 200 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Bornu State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
A large number of students were reportedly taken away in trucks into the Sambisa forest. Houses in Chibok were also burnt down during the incident.
Following the incident, there have been cries from all over the world for the release of the girls from the militants’ enclave.
The international union body of European students, yesterday, also joined in the campaign to bring back the abducted students.
The school had been closed for four weeks prior to the attack due to the deteriorating security situation. However, students from different schools had been called in to sit for the final exams in physics when the incident happened.