October 16, 2014 Elijah Ogidi-Olu 0 Comments

Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City Tuesday to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the kidnapping of over two hundred Nigerian schoolgirls.
Keys, 33, stood in front of the Nigerian consulate with 30 other women holding signs demanding for the return of the missing girls.
"Today is my son's birthday and it is also making me stand in solidarity with all the mothers of the Chibok girls who have been abducted for six months and are still missing," the singer said in an Instagram post. "It is just outrageous that that's going on. Some people have even told me they've heard things about 'there's been progress,' but there hasn't been progress because the girls aren't back."
"I think that we get mixed information. We don't know, so we just have to keep being made aware of what's happening," Keys added.
Around 219 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in northeastern Nigeria in April by militant Islamist movement Boko Haram. The event ignited a social media campaign dubbed #BringBackOurGirls that looked to pressure the Nigerian government to work harder in its attempt to locate the missing girls.

Here’s the full caption of what she wrote: 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! The @WeAreHereMovement is about direct action! Sign your name to join the movement and sign the petition to bring back our girls!! #BringBackOurGirlsNOW #weareheremovement.
Thanks for the recognition, love and concern from foreign celebs. Only God can bring the girls back though.

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