Women Arise demands immediate rescue of Zamfara schoolgirls

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin

By Benson Michael

The Women Arise for Change Initiative has demanded the immediate rescue of the 317 schoolgirls abducted by terrorists in Zamfara State earlier on Friday.

A statement issued by the President, Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okie-Odumakin  said the group considerEd the latest kidnap of these innocent school girls in Zamfara state, coming a few days after a similar incidence in Kagara, Niger State, as purely an act of terrorism and a sad reminder of the unforgettable abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok about seven years ago.

“The attack on school children, particularly on girls, is targeted at demoralizing not only the girl-child but also other children from accessing education.

”It is sad that our country has been unable to mitigate against the reoccurrence of this kind of attack on our schools, despite all assurances after the Chibok incident.

“We hereby demand that just as the government rescued the schoolboys at Kankara in Katsina and the Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe, it should, in the same vein, rescue the Zamfara schoolgirls in the quickest time possible,” the group said.

According to the statement, “there must be a renewed commitment from the Federal Government to tackle the menace of terrorism, which is no longer targeted at our territorial integrity but on lives, including those of innocent school children.”



  1. Mrs. Odumakin let me advise you to stop crying or risking your life for these heartless Northerners. Worst things have happened to our people in the South with no activist from North coming out to protest in our favour. Don’t forget that the controller of Nigerian Ports Authority today was one of you in the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS. Know it now that the abduction of students in the North is all an organized fraud by the North to extort money from the FGN.

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