Some parents of the abducted Dapchi school girls, on Thursday embarked on peaceful protest to the National Assembly.

The parents demanded the immediate rescue of their daughters from the custody of the terrorists.

The grieving parents wore black shirts with inscription: “We are Dapchi People.”

The group urged the lawmakers to investigate the abduction of the students, and take steps towards safeguarding the girl child as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking the 2018 International Women’s Day (IWD).

Mr Ariyo Dare-Atoye, who spoke on behalf of the group, said the peaceful protest was a solemn march to remind leaders at all levels that a lot needed to be done to protect women.

“We are asking the National Assembly, to show leadership by urgently convening a special stakeholders summit to address the plight of women and the girl child, mostly in zones and areas prone to attacks.

“The National Assembly is also urged to conduct a powerful investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding how over a hundred girls were kidnapped without them being spotted or meeting any security check points.”


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