Nigerian women of different hues, Tuesday gathered in their hundreds at the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja to pray for the release of the approximately 200 school girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents 100 days ago. The women who cut across faith, ethnicity and geography cried unto God to melt the hardened hearts of the Boko Haram leaders and sponsors to release the girls who have been in captivity for 100 days. The girls were seized from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State since April 14, 2014. The prayers were said in accordance with Islamic and Christian faiths.
The women who laid siege on the place since Monday night also prayed for God’s guidance and protection of the Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan as they take measures towards securing release of the girls and stamping out terrorism from Nigeria. [eap_ad_1]
Among those who spoke at the event on Tuesday were the National President of Kasuwa da Kasuwa, Hajiya Halimatu B. Jumare; Mrs. Tonia Abara of National Council of Women Societies; the President of Gender Support for Women Emancipation Development Development, Mrs Ann Frances Nosike and the founder, Lady Chy New World Order Foundation, Dr. Chy Oriaka. The women were also addressed by some Chibok indigenes from Borno State.
Earlier on Monday night, the women had kept vigil at the Unity Fountain, praying passionately to God to intercede and redeem the abducted girls from the grip of their captors. No one threatens Nigeria and goes away with it.
The women, mostly mothers who felt outraged at the non-release of the girls after 100 days prayed that “the Goliath of abduction and terrorism must fall” while denouncing the terrorists and their sponsors as enemies of the Nigerian nation.
There was lighting of the candle for the illumination of God to shine in every part of the country for the girls to be found and freed.
The gathering also prayed for the success of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, especially in the fight against terrorism. The rally is expected to climax (today) Wednesday, the 100th day since the alarming abduction of the girls.[eap_ad_4]