City Hall rally for Nigerian girls

Published Saturday, 17 May 2014
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A rally has been held at Belfast City Hall to show solidarity with the Nigerian children who were kidnapped by a militant group four weeks ago.

City Hall rally for Nigerian girls
A rally was held outside City Hall. (© UTV)

The UK government, along with other countries, has offered assistance to the Nigerians to help find more than 200 girls who were taken away by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.

Those at Saturday's rally want people here to show support for the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign.

Dorcas Obikoya, from the Nigerian Association Northern Ireland, said: "Two hundred girls were kidnapped in Nigeria and it is a sad situation - we feel for their parents. It is over four weeks now that the girls have been kidnapped so we wonder why they are not being released.

"We are appealing to the government of Nigeria, as Nigerians here in Northern Ireland and friends of Nigeria, for the government to look into it and free these girls now."

© UTV News
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Taxi Paul in Belfast wrote (258 days ago):
This is terrible. All done in the name of religion. Islam (like christianity condones and warrants slavery) These poisonous and hateful ideoogies should be confronted and condemned whenever and wherever they appear All these girls are now slaves, like women generally in the Islamic world, and many will be raped and beaten. It is worth noting what the words Boko Haram mean and the very existance of this group shows just how afraid and threatened political Islam is by 'western education'. Indeed most religions are threatened by the incredulous yet curious mind of the free thinker. This is why religions try to control education. Northern Ireland being no exception to this. Education is best weapon to fight this idiotic ideology as no religion can withstand the scruitiny of an educated mind, reason or knowledge.
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