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The Bring Back Our Girls group says the plight of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs requires serious and urgent support.

The group made their position known on the second day of its Global Week of Action to mark one thousand days of the abduction of the Chibok girls.

According to the statement, the Chibok girls are themselves IDPs wherever they may be.

The statement signed by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili
added that the IDPs are forgotten and treated as second-class humans which they are not.

It described the condition of IDPs in Nigeria as huge humanitarian tragedy that the government is not responding to with the required urgency.

The Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG campaign group, has reconvened at the Unity Park Abuja, in an effort to further urge the government to step up its search for the remaining abducted Chibok school girls.

The Co-convener of the group, Oby Ezekwesili, says members should continue their week long protest not minding the threats of the police.
On January 8, 2017, it became 1,000 days since over 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram militants from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.
Some of them have since been released while others managed to escape, but at least 195 girls are still in captivity.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC today advised vehicle operators to install the speed-limiting devices in their vehicles, saying full enforcement would begin on February 1.
Sector Commander of FRSC in Ebonyi State, Sunday Iyama, said in order to ensure sanity on the roads in the state the Commission would intensify patrols and enlightenment campaigns for motorists.
Iyama told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakiliki that motorists are cautioned against violating other rules and regulations guiding road usage.
He however advised officers and men of the corps to be civil, more dedicated and committed to their operations.

Eight people are believed to have been killed in multiple explosions on Sunday night in Maiduguri.
Reports say a suicide bomber attacked a Civilian Joint Task Force check point around Muna garage, while another set of bombers invaded Kalleri ward.
The attack follows another in which an Army captain and five soldiers were killed in an evening attack at 27 Taskforce Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Yobe State.

The Federal High Court has redeployed 11 judges.
They include Justice Mohammed Liman transferred from Port Harcourt to Enugu division and Justice Okon Abang from Abuja to Asaba division.
A circular addressed to all judges of the court said the postings would not affect the criminal cases which the redeployed judges were presently handling.
Recall that Justice Abang gave the judgment which sacked Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu last year which the appellate court reversed.
Justice Liman on his part gave the judgment that recognized the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the People’s Democratic Party as the authentic body.

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