• #BringBackOurGirls worried over series of attacks by Boko Haram

    #BringBackOurGirls worried over series of attacks by Boko Haram

    According to reports, the #BringBackOurGirls BBOG) group has expressed worry over the recent spate of attacks by Boko Haram sect even as the military has assured that the war against the Boko Haram sect has been won.

    Speaking during the group’s sit-out, yesterday, one of its members, Tsambido Hosea-Abana expressed sadness over the recent attack by Boko Haram in a village close to Chibok, Borno State.

    It was reported that some Boko Haram members attacked Goptari, 10 kilometers from Chibok and looted […]

  • Buhari’s daughter dismisses #BringBackOurGirls’ allegations

    Buhari’s daughter dismisses #BringBackOurGirls’ allegations

    According to reports, the Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative (AFRISEI) has rejected allegations of franchise infringement by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, led by former Education Minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili.

    This is contained in a statement co-signed by the President and Secretary of the NGO, Hajiya Hadiza Buhari-Bello, a daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Don Uche, respectively.

    The BBOG advocacy group via statement jointly signed by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili had dissociated BBOG group from a fund-raising event […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls hails release of 21 Chibok girls as wonderful development

    #BringBackOurGirls hails release of 21 Chibok girls as wonderful development

    According to reports, the #BringBackOurGirls movement has hailed the release of 21 of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls that were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram, describing it as a wonderful development.

    The group, in a statement by two of its coordinators – Aisha Yesufu and a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, said the “negotiated release” of the 21 girls supported its view that the government could rescue the schoolgirls.

    “This wonderful development confirms what we have always known about the […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls will stay civil, but we’ll resist oppression, says Ezekwesili

    #BringBackOurGirls will stay civil, but we’ll resist oppression, says Ezekwesili

    Co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (#BBOG) Campaign, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday said her group, which is advocating for the release of the 219 girls who were kidnapped from Chibok Secondary School, Borno State in April 2014, will be civil in their agitation but would resist any form of oppression.

    Ezekwesili, who was former Minister of Education and pioneer head of the Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit (nick-named Due Process Unit), also frowned on the wanton looting of the […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls welcomes FG’s feedback on Chibok girls’ rescue operation

    #BringBackOurGirls welcomes FG’s feedback on Chibok girls’ rescue operation

    It seems the series of activities the #BringBringBackOurGirls group has embarked on in order to re-engage the government on the issue of the abducted Chibok girls have yielded fruit as government finally broke it’s silence.

    The Buhari administration has announced a fresh bid to rescue the abducted Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram.

    Recall that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday has addressed Journalists on the issue.

    Lai had said that previous efforts to bring back the girls were […]

  • BringBackOurGirls gives Buhari 3 options to rescue Chibok girls

    BringBackOurGirls gives Buhari 3 options to rescue Chibok girls

    It was gathered that the #BringBackOurGirls Movement has given President Muhammad Buhari’s government three options to rescue the 218 girls kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State on April 14, 2014.

    The group listed the three options as: use of military force; negotiations; or a combination of the two.

    The options were contained in a letter to the president, on the heels of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America, where […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls demands apology from IGP over harassment

    #BringBackOurGirls demands apology from IGP over harassment

    Following declaring by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, that the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group was a security threat and the hostile treatment levelled upon it by the Nigerian Police during it’s march to the Villa, the group has demanded an apology from the IGP.

    Briefing the press yesterday during the group’s Monthly Monitoring Report, one of its members, Veronica Bakam stated that the IGP’s statement was a deliberate attempt to pitch the group against fellow Nigerians without any evidence […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls to give Buhari letter on Chibok girls at UN

    #BringBackOurGirls to give Buhari letter on Chibok girls at UN

    Rather than back off, the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group is working to increase the pressure it has been mounting on the Federal Government.

    BBOG, in partnership with international friends, will hand Buhari a letter at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City.

    A notice it sent to its supporters and journalists reads: “On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly commences in New York. World leaders, including Nigeria’s President Buhari, will be there to discuss […]

  • Nobody can threaten #BringBackOurGirls – Ezekwesili tells IGP Idris

    Nobody can threaten #BringBackOurGirls – Ezekwesili tells IGP Idris

    Leader of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday said nobody can threaten members of the group since they are bonafide citizens of the country.

    Ezekwesili, who said they are guaranteed their rights by the constitution, advised the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to educate himself properly about democracy and citizens’ right to peaceful assembly.

    She also said the previous administration used similar tactics to violate their rights, but those (rights) were upheld by the constitution and court.

    Speaking at the […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls’ activities, threat to public – IGP

    #BringBackOurGirls’ activities, threat to public – IGP

    The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, says the activities of the #BringBackOurGirls group has become troublesome and a threat to the public and should be controlled from now on.

    IGP Idris, who stated this when the National Council for Women Societies visited him yesterday, said “the activities of the BBOG in Abuja, the nations capital recently is becoming worrisome and a threat to public peace and order.

    “The #BringBackOurGirls protagonist must understand that in their exercise of their rights, they […]

  • We regret voting for you in 2015 – Chibok indigenes, #BringBackOurGirls tell Buhari

    We regret voting for you in 2015 – Chibok indigenes, #BringBackOurGirls tell Buhari

    Indigenes of Chibok community resident in Abuja and members of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG), movement on Monday said they regretted voting for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election.

    They expressed their regrets on in Abuja at a protest rally over the inability of the government to take measures to rescue the over 200 school girls kidnapped by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, in their school in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

    Boko Haram had last week released a video of the […]