By Nick Chibunna
Imo State University Women Association (IMSUWA), in collaboration with other women in the campus, last Wednesday embarked on a protest rally, in solidarity with other Nigerians and the rest of the world, over the abduction and continued incarceration of over 200 Chibok School Girls, and the latest abduction of 20 women by the Boko Haram sect.
The solemn event which jolted the entire university community saw the women clad in black attire, chanting and singing compassionate songs and choruses. The protest march which took off from the vice chancellor’s stand through the law faculty to the main school gate was rounded off with fervent prayers and intercessions, in which the women called for divine intervention in the security situation in Nigeria.
The aggrieved mothers who carried various placards with the inscription:” Enough is enough,” WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF CHIBOK GIRLS”, “F.G.N. BEEF UP SECURITY,” and with the parents of the abducted maidens and future mothers.
Addressing the women after long prayer session. The president of the Association and wife of the Vice Chancellor, Lady Ethel Rose Awuzie, said that “we are protesting, praying and fasting for the unconditional release of the over 200 Chibok School Girls and the other 20 women abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Borno state”.