Renewed Calls for Action

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Desmond Tutu
(South African Cleric and Nobel Laureate)

Dear Active Citizen,

Sunday, April 14th marked 10 years since the infamous Chibok schoolgirl kidnappings by Boko Haram. Chibok families, the #BringBackOurGirls Movement, and concerned citizens converged in Chibok, Lagos, and Abuja to mark the tragic milestone by reminding the government of its constitutional duty to prioritise the security and welfare of its people. The decade-long demand to #BringBackOurGirls echoed through the crowds.

Amid the anguish, there was a glimmer of hope as news broke that Lydia, serial no. 68 on the list of abducted Chibok schoolgirls, was rescued along with her three children. Nigerian troops found them during Operation Desert Sanity III in Gwoza, Borno State.

While Lydia's long-awaited freedom brought temporary relief, the harsh reality is that 90 of her classmates remain unaccounted for and in captivity after 10 gruelling years.  

We hereby reiterate our call on the president to act decisively to secure the release of the remaining girls and finally bring closure to their families' nightmare.

The time for excuses has long expired - only action can atone for this decade of shame.

At the Lagos event, Grace Dauda, a returned Chibok Girl, spoke about the ChibokGirls Foundation that allows well-wishers to support them directly.

If you would like to support the returned girls, you can send money to

Chibok SchoolGirls
Bank Name: Sterling Bank
Acct Number: #0097975000.

You can also reach them via email - [email protected]

Stay safe this weekend.
The EiE Nigeria Team.