Docklands terror victims make Boko Haram appeal over kidnapped schoolgirls

By Rob Virtue on May 13, 2014 6:13 PM |

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East London terror victims met with officials of the Nigerian government on Tuesday to offer support to the nation over the abduction of 276 school children.

Members of the Docklands Victims Association, which supports those affected by terrorism, including the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf in 1996, visited the embassy in central London and met with Minister Tajudeen Gbadebo Adeniyi.

And DVA president Jonathan Ganesh called on the British Government and the international community to support the African country.

He said: "Boko Haram must immediately release these children to their families. International terrorism affects us all through groups like Boko Haram, Al -Qaeda, and Al-Shabab.

"The world is appalled by the actions of this terrorist group; the Nigerian people deserve our help. I have already been in contact with the Prime Minister and a number of Parliamentarians as we are determined to help the Nigerian people."

The schoolgirls were abducted at Chibok, Borno, on April 14 and are being held at an unknown location by Boko Haram.

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It is understood the group are seeking the release of some prisoners by the Nigerian government.

Rachel Oshodi, who also met the minister, said: "As a Nigerian I was very pleased to met Minister Adeniyi and others from the Government. I am praying they will release my sisters as they must be very frightened."