American singer Alicia Keys stepped up campaign for the release of the Nigerian students kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State six months ago. Keys, who featured on a Cable Network News, CNN, programme the day before yesterday on the same issue, led a rally in New York, United States, in compliance with the global action week to press for the girls release. Keys, accompanied by some women, stormed the United Nations headquarters in NY re-inviting the world body attention to the plight of the abducted girls. The rally which coincided with her son’s birthday saw Keys posting a comment to her Instagram.
She said: It’s my son’s birthday today which makes me feel even more in solidarity with the parents of the Chibok girls in Nigeria who were abducted 6 months ago today by Boko Haram. They are still missing!!! At the moment of this rally those parents were marching on the Presidential Palace in Abuja to call on Goodluck Jonathan to pay attention to what can be done to free those girls from a situation too horrible to imagine. It’s difficult and it won’t be easy but we have to keep the pressure on because these girls represent all the girls being kept from an education, they represent all girls who are looked upon as property and they represent rape and violence against women as a weapon of war all over the world! This
is about direct action! Sign your name to join the movement and sign the petition to bring back our girls!! #BringBackOurGirlsNOW #weareheremovement