On April 14th 2014, nearly 300 girls in Chibok in Northeastern Nigeria were abducted from their secondary school in the dead of the night by Boko Haram militants. At the recently concluded World Relay Championships in the Bahamas, the whole world of Track & Field got behind #BringBackOurGirlsNow – after posting our first series of photos yesterday, which featured IAAF President Lamine Diack, and Bahamian 4x400m Olympic GOLD medallist, Chris Brown, amongst others, here are more today, featuring British 400m Olympic GOLD & Silver Medallist, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, and former Bahamian 400m World Champion, Tonique Williams-Darling:
Nigeria posted a commendable performance at these 1st ever World Relays, with a 4x400m Bronze and 4th place in the 4x100m, and it was perhaps fitting that it was our girls who posted those results. #BringBackOurGirls has slowly started ebbing from the world’s consciousness, but the girls are still very missing. We believe that we must keep up the pressure on the powers that be to #BringBackOurGirlsNow. Tomorrow, we will post more pictures from the Bahamas to keep the Chibok girls at the forefront of our minds. We need them home now.