On Monday, 90 days will have passed since almost 300 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. In efforts to pressure the Nigerian federal government to do more, Act4Accountability will be hosting a #90DayRally at the Nigerian Embassy at 11 AM on Monday.
FMF interns and members of our Campus Team will come out in full force Monday to demand that Nigeria’s government forces do all they can to bring these missing girls home. We’ve been pushing on this issue since the beginning, when we showed solidarity by attending a similar #BringBackOurGirls rally in May. Despite efforts to raise awareness of the kidnapped schoolgirls and demand their return home, the abductions have continued. Sixty more women and girls were abducted two weeks ago as their village was held hostage by the militant group.
Hiwot Tilahun, one of the event’s organizers, says the goal of the rally is to pressure government officials to save the schoolgirls and subdue Boko Haram militants. “Insufficient response from the Nigerian government in the three months following the abduction prompted organizers to plan a third public demonstration demanding that the Nigerian military and police deploy search and rescue efforts and address the escalating violence,” Tilahun said.
For more information about the event or to get involved, visit the event’s Facebook page.