•International Women Society with market women calling for the release of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls today in Ikeja, Lagos.
The Iyaloja-General of Nigeria, Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo has ordered the shutting down of all Lagos Markets in protest of the abducted girls in Chibok, Borno State.
While leading the Association of Commodity Market Women and Men of Nigeria, in a protest on Monday, Tinubu-Ojo called for the immediate and unconditional release of the over 200 abducted school.
In a press statement made available to our correspondent, she said as a responsible mother, she could imagine the ordeal and traumatic experience the innocent girls would have been subjected to in the hands of the “lawless bandits and mean gangsters”.
She reckoned that they might have subjected the girls to cruel and dehumanizing life and called on government and appropriate security agencies not to spare any efforts to track these girls and reunite them with their families as soon as possible.
The Iyaloja-General asked well-meaning Nigerians, pressure groups, NGOs, religious organisations to keep alive issue around the missing schoolgirls until they are rescued.
“Members of the public should be very vigilant about the goings-on in their environment and volunteer information to security agencies at all times,” she wrote.
The market women and men clad in red shirts with the inscription “Free Our Daughters, Our Future,” chanted solidarity songs as they marched to the Lagos State Governor’s office.