Lawmakers On Break Have No Shame –Ex-Minister

Campaigners for rescue of Chibok girls
Campaigners for rescue of Chibok girls

A former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, have condemned federal legislators for embarking on break while school girls abducted by Boko Haram sect in Cibok, Borno State, many months ago “are with wicked men in the bush.”

Ezekwesili led a protest of the Bring Back Our Girls group in Abuja, on Thursday, to the National Assembly, which was desolate due to the holiday break. It was not a smooth sail for the group, as policemen barricaded the complex and roads leading to the presidential villa to prevent access by them. Undeterred the group shared fliers to occupants of passing vehicles, while they upbraided the policemen. The group also demanded explanation about the billions of naira purportedly donated to take care of terrorism victims and many who have been displaced due to the incessant attacks from the Islamic fundamentalists.

One of the campaigners, identified as Bukky Shonibare, in a Punch report alleged that “Only 6,500 of the displaced persons are living in government camps,” while about 500,000 are seeking refuge in private homes and are in hardship, in Adamawa State.

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