Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has promised to stage and lead a protest for the kidnapped Chibok girls if they were not released soon. Speaking at a meeting with many notable women in power including ministers’ wives, female senators, governors’ wives e.t.c., she said:
“I cannot perpetuate hearsay and rumour; I must have facts to tell the international community.
“We will set up a committee to seek the truth as women.
“If any of those we call refuse to come, we will take the protest to Chibok.
“I do not mind being shot as long as they return our girls to us safely, we are tired of the kidnapping,” she said.
Speaking on the calls she had received from first ladies of other neighbouring countries and foreign ones she added:
“They intimated me of their readiness to help, they also asked me questions that I could not answer and as women we are the last hope of this nation. We cannot fail our fellow women and the nation.
“If need be, we will call on the northern elders to help us so that our children and husbands will not die,” she concluded.