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#BringBackOurGirls: After 435 Days Of Protests, We Made It Into Aso Villa

BringBackOurGirlsAliveDr Emman Shehu, one of the leading lights in the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group, has posted to his Facebook page the initial relief he felt when they were admitted into the Banquet Hall of Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“ASO Villa March…435 days later, we make it into Aso Villa. Unbelievable!!!” he said as caption to the picture from the Hall where all the activists were led to await the President’s arrival about an hour after they left the Unity Fountain meeting point.
Of course his 435 days mark the number of days when 219 still missing Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped from their campus by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014.
Out of the total of 276 who were abducted by the insurgents, 57 courageous ones succeeded in escaping from the Sambia Forest, leaving the 219 who have not been seen since then.
To keep reminding the governments that the hapless students were yet to be rescued by their blundering governments as a duty, BBOG activists launched their daily protests at the Unity Fountain in Abuja for the past more than one year until the change of government from Goodluck Jonathan to Muhammadu Buhari before hope starts appearing on the horizon.
Early reports said President Muhammadu Buhari provided buses to convey members of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) activists to the inner precincts of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, reported TheCable online news. ‎
The BBOG group, who are scheduled to meet with the President on Wednesday, converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, at 9am.
The procession to Aso Rock was led by Dr Obi Ezekwesili and Aishat Oyebode, but both of them could not endure the long trek to the villa, so they hopped into a jeep.
That was before Buhari’s intervention. Ezekwesili appeared unusually weak while obviously, unsure that the security goons would not descend on them with kobokos and truncheons, the protesters were fewer than the usual numbers of Unity Fountain activists.
The group left for the villa at 10am, but stopped at the first gate, which is still a long way to the main premises, from where the buses were provided to carry them to the Villa.



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