May Day: Workers In Borno Protest Abduction Of School Girls

Workers in the state and civil liberty organisations in Borno State as well as other interest groups today staged a peaceful procession in Maiduguri to protest the inability of the Federal Government to rescue abducted schoolgirls two weeks after they were taken by members of the Boko Haram sect.

Clad in black apron, the protesters were led by the Borno State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Titus Ali Abana in the march from the NLC secretariat to the Maiduguri Government House where they registered their displeasure that the girls were yet to be rescued.

Comrade Abana said the workers were using the opportunity of the May Day celebrations to mourn victims of the insurgency in the state and the abducted girls of Chibok.

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members had last month abducted students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, with rescue efforts ever since their abduction far from encouraging, leading to protests springing up from different parts of the country.