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Nigerians in Nairobi join #bringbackourgirls campaign

Nigerian students in the city on Wednesday added their voice to the world wide campaign to bring back more than 200 girls who are being held captive by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria.

Led by the Nigerian Students Association in Kenya Chairman Felix Anene, the students marched to the Nigerian High Commission in Kilimani,Nairobi with placards written ‘#bringbackourgirls.’,

“We want to meet Ambasador Akin Oyateru to get the latest information regarding the standoff between our government and the terror group,” said Anene.

He added that the Nigerian government ought to put more effort to ensure the girls are found and the terrorists arrested and charged.

Mr Anene added that the government ought to beef up security at all times and not to wait until Boko Haram strikes.

“Our girls are very important and that is why even while miles away, we are taking part in this campaign,” he added.

Mr Anene said the act of abducting innocent girls is cowardly and is just meant to dampen the spirit of Nigerians which will not happen.

The abductions have triggered a worldwide social media campaign under the Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, and prompted the United States, Britain, France and Israel to offer help or send experts to Nigeria to assist in locating the kidnapped girls.

The association has a membership of 150 Nigerian students living in Nairobi while studying in different universities.