Local rally for action on missing Nigerian school girls

PHOENIX - Organizers are planning a local rally for the Bring Back Our Girls campaign.

International pressure has been mounting over the disappearance of 300 Nigerian girls from their school.

It’s been four weeks since they were kidnapped by a terrorist group and the Nigerian government has only just accepted international help in the search.

Members of the Phoenix African community say it’s been tough to watch. Some still have family living in Nigeria.

They are hoping to make it out to a rally in Scottsdale on Tuesday.

Femi Babarinde is the President of the African Association of Arizona. He says leaders in Nigeria have been scared to act for political and safety reasons.

“The mere thought that some people could come in the middle of the night and remove them at gunpoint and their whereabouts still unknown-into the fourth week of their abduction is...it's really heart wrenching,” Babarinde said.

The rally will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of the Loop 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

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For information about the African Association of Arizona visit www.afasa.org .

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