*File photo: Chibok women protest in Abuja
Nigerian women demanding the immediate release of the abducted Chibok girls continue to protest in Abuja on Wednesday.
It was mentioned by one of the protesting women from Edo State identified as Aisha Yusuf that the World Economic Forum on Africa which is to start today will not stall the march.
She was quoted saying by Premium Times:
"We will keep doing this until we get our girls back home and alive. Until we hug them in our arms. We know we are allowed to protest because our constitution allows that. I have a 12-year-old and I cannot just imagine her being abducted and not knowing where she is... Every time I go back home, I hug my daughter because I think there are more mothers out there who don’t have the opportunity to hug their daughters and it’s just not fair."
Officials reinforced security in the country capital ahead of the Forum.
The protesters also demanded that the military regularly update them on the development and the future steps
to be taken, stressing though that they are not urging the officials to disclose the operation details which are to be kept secret.
More than 200 school girls were abducted in the April 14 night raid on Chibok, Borno State. Boko Haram sect leader Abubakar Shekau yesterday released the video in which he claimed responsibility for the kidnap and promised to sell the victims in the market.
Meanwhile the tragedy has caused international rage and concern, with many countries suggesting their help in the search process.
Barrack Obama yesterday offered USA assistance in the military operation, which was immediately accepted by President Goodluck Jonathan.