Buni Yadi: Group Call For Remembrance, Mourning Of 29 Boys Massacred By Boko Haram
Urges Catholics for black dress on Wednesday, hashtag #blackwednesday on social platforms
A group, Global Rights, has remembered and mourned the twenty-nine school boys massacred by Boko Haram terrorists at Federal Government College [FGC], Buni Yadi in Yobe State.
The group, on Tuesday, called on Nigerians don black dresses on Wednesday as a mark of respect to the slain school boys in remembrance.
In a memo, made available to ElombahNews, it recalled that on this day six years ago, fifty-nine lives were massacred at FGC Buni Yadi, when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the school in Yobe State.
It stated that in one moment, twenty-nine boys of Niger Hostel were executed, their only crime being that they were seeking education.
It should be noted that the slogan “Boko Haram” literally means “education is forbidden”.
On the said fateful day, at least no fewer than 24 building were burnt at the school which had on several occasions been a standard of educational excellence in the nation’s history.
Global Rights, while mourning them, said: “Today we remember them and we mourn them.
“Its been 6 years since that attack, the Chibok girls have been abducted and rescued although some remain in captivity, the Dapchi girls have also been abducted and rescued though Leah Sharibu remains in the hands of the insurgents.”
Global Rights also recounted the incident involving Micheal Nnadi, a seminarian who was brutally murdered by bandits.
It continues: “Recently, the death of Micheal Nnadi, a seminarian in his first year which sparked worldwide outrage, brings to consciousness the fact that being a student of western education has become a perilous venture.
“The levels of insecurity at the North East remain at an all time high.
“We would be remiss if we fail to mention that resource clashes in the Middle-Belt, Banditry, pillaging and kidnapping across North Western and South Western states, and the cult-gang clashes of the southern states have meant that no region in Nigeria is safe from violence and killings.”
The group disclosed that, against the backdrop of insecurity in Nigeria, Catholic Bishops resolved that all Catholics demonstrate their solidarity with the victims of insecurity by organizing a Solemn Protest by wearing black at the start of the Lenten Season February 26, Tomorrow.
It said: “We therefore enjoin all Nigerians to participate in this solemn protest (regardless of religious affiliations or beliefs or ethnic divide), to memorialize the dead and to say that #Nigerianlivesmatter.
“We must not forget that “the survivors of today may become the victims of tomorrow”. It is therefore paramount that we demand accountability and justice while we still can.
“We encourage you to make your voices heard on all social platforms by using #blackwednesday and by wearing black as part of the solemn protest.
“It is still the responsibility of government to safeguard the lives and properties Nigerians,” the group noted in the memo .