Nigerian protesters continue to march to demand the government and military to do more to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than two weeks ago.
Abuja, NigeriaDubbed "a million woman march" and promoted on Twitter under #BringBackOurGirls, the protest was not expected to draw a massive crowd and turn-out was hindered by heavy rain in the capital Abuja. But several hundred women and men, mostly dressed in red, marched through the rain towards the National Assembly carrying placards that read "Find Our Daughters," April 30, 2014
Lagos, NigeriaA man carries placard to campaign for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped, May 1, 2014.
Boko Haram claimed the abductions that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as "slaves". "I abducted your girls," the Islamist group's leader Abubakar Shekau said in the 57-minute video obtained by AFP, referring to the 276 students kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno state, three weeks ago, April 30, 2014.