Sadly, the girls still are not back, so the #BringBackOurGirls campaign continues. We remain hopeful and committed to the cause because we refuse to forget. The girls must be found. There are Chibok parents without their daughters. There are Chibok siblings without their sister. There are Chibok girls that are missing their families. It has been 59 days too long.
Rallies continue as citizens and the international community alike have come together to urge the Nigerian government to do all they can to bring back our girls.
In Nigeria, rallies take place daily in Abuja and Ibadan. Lagos meetings take place on Saturday.
As a reminder, it is our right as citizens to hold peaceful gatherings to draw attention to this travesty. A High Court ruling of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gudu, Abuja, on Wednesday determined that the Nigerian Police Force does not have the power to prevent or stop rallies or possessions being held in respect of the abducted 270 students of the Federal Government College, Chibok, Borno State.
Justice Abubakar Talba declared this judgment, after Dino Melaye, a former House of Representatives member, was unlawfully arrested during a May 9th rally.
This ruling proves to be landmark and confirms citizens’ rights to gather peacefully.
Let’s continue to urge our government to do all they can. We must regard every human life as priceless and the girls must be brought home.