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Iseyin women protest abduction of Chibok school girls

ISEYIN –  Women in the Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State on Sunday in Iseyin protested and demanded the immediate release of the girls  abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok.The women, in their hundreds and led by Alhaja Ramontala Balogun, moved round the town with placards bearing various inscriptions such as “We demand their release’’ and “Bring back our girls’’.Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the protest, Balogun called for the release of the girls.

“Today is Mothers’ Day and it is being celebrated around the world. We are using the occasion to say that we are feeling the pains of the mothers of these abducted girls.

“They (the abducted girls) are not rogues, and they re not criminals. They are just innocent girls who want basic education, to change the society for the better.

“We are using today’s occasion to make a passionate appeal to the abductors to please release our girls. We need them alive, safe and in sound health.

“We salute the government for its efforts so far. But that must be intensified and all hands must be on deck to bring back our girls,” she said.

The procession, which terminated at the Iseyin Local Government’s secretariat at about 4 p.m., lasted for about three hours.(NAN)

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