About 200 of the women and girls were said to be visibly pregnant among the hundreds of captives recently rescued in the Nigerian military fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
Nigerian activists and citizens are demanding more action as the country marks the one-year anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 teenage school girls.
Spaces for Change, a human rights advocacy group in Nigeria, recently organized a citizens’ forum titled #BeyondTheHashtags “to generate a data bank of [citizens’] concerns” about the abduction of hundreds of the nation’s girls as well as the “rising insurgency in the northern part of the country.”
On Monday, hundreds of women marched in protest to the Lagos state government house to register their displeasure over the seeming inaction of the government to bring back the hundreds of girls who were abducted weeks ago.
On April 14, more than 300 school girls, according to the latest reports, were
kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram from a school in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok. The inability of the Nigerian government to recover the girls has led to growing frustration on the ground, and activists have also taken to social media and other platforms to demand action.