US R&B singer and multiple Grammy Award winner, Alicia Keys, has asked the world not to forget the 219 Chibok school girls abducted by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram.
Keys lamented the fact that the girls have stayed in the captivity for more than six months and charged all concerned not to give up in pressing for the release of the girls.
She spoke just as the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group in Abuja, last Sunday night, held a candle light vigil to mark the 180th day of the abduction of the girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
Speaking to CNN, Keys said, “Putting the spotlight on these girls is very, very important to me and I thought that it is my job to help shine the light on what is going on and show people: this is still happening and we must not forget and it is going on for six months,” she spoke.
“Six months and nobody is back and the girls are just there because of the need of education and they are abducted? So that is why we must say that we are not allowing this to dissipate, no, we are going to continue to say we are not standing for this, it is not okay.”
Source: Joy News