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#bringbackourgirls: Glasgow protest calls for girls return

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Over 200 people attended a Glasgow protest in support of efforts to release abducted Nigerian school girls

A protest held in Glasgow over the weekend saw over 200 people calling for the return of girls abducted from a school in Nigeria.

The event in St Enoch Square was part of the larger Bring Back Our Girls campaign.

Security forces are still searching for the 200 students abducted by Boko Haram militants on 14 April.

The missing girls are from Chibok in Nigeria and in their final year of school.

Most of them are aged 16 to 18.

We're calling on people to write to their MSPs, their MPs, local government and charities and make their voices heard - Megan Mitchell

Josephine Adekola, a representative of the Nigerian community in Glasgow, said: "Every Nigerian across the world, wherever they are, feels frustration and anger about this.

"There's real concern and anxiety about Boko Haram and we want our government to stand up and do something about it.

"We're sending a message to Nigerians that people here are concerned and we want the mothers who are going through this grief to understand that we feel their pain.

"We want answers from the Nigerian government and we want our girls back."

Event organiser Megan Mitchell said they wanted to raise awareness on this issue and "won't remain silent."

She aded: "We're a month down the line from these girls going missing and there's been inaction from governments, charities, the media and international community.

"We're calling on people to write to their MSPs, their MPs, local government and charities and make their voices heard.

"If ordinary people are taking to the streets and saying this is an important issue, governments and international organisations will listen."

 

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