Abducted girls: Women in Oyo to hold rally

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IBADAN – The wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, is  to mobilise women in the state for a  rally  in support of government’s efforts  to secure the release of  some abducted girls  in Chibok, Borno.

Ajimobi  told newsmen on Tuesday in Ibadan that the event, which  would include a prayer session, would hold at the  Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Thursday.

She said  the rally would involve women representatives from all the 33 local government areas of the state, NGOs as well as  civil society organisations.

“We, as mothers, need to take urgent action to stop the kidnapping and killing of our innocent children and safeguard the future of this great nation,” Ajimobi said.

She also said that all markets, shops as well as offices would remain closed until 1p.m in  honour of the missing children.

Ajimobi said  women were also expected to fast to seek divine intervention in the rescue of the children.

“There has been a lot of public outrage and outcry since this incident.

“ Therefore, we in Oyo State are of the opinion that it is highly essential that we also lend our voice to the cry for the unconditional release of these abducted school girls.

“I know somewhere in the hearts of the abductors of these girls  lies some compassion and humanity,” she said.

Ajimobi called on the Boko Haram sect to release the children so that they could be reintegrated back into the society.  (NAN)


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