Some Nollwood stars led by Patience Ozokwor on Thursday marched from Allen Avenue to Alausa Secretariat soliciting for the release of the kidnapped Chibok school girls. The actors included Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki, Ejiro Okurame, Mercy Aigbe, Femi Ogedengbe, Thelma Okaz and Tony Akposhere.The actors, who marched with various placards with various inscriptions asking for the release of the girls, were addressed by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Adeyemi Ikuforiji.Nollywood celebrity Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G, pleads for the release of the more than 200 abducted Chibok school girls in Lagos on May 29, 2014, during a demonstration by civil society groups and celebrities of the film and entertainment industries to press for the girls’ release, seven weeks after their abduction by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, and on the occasion of Nigeria’s Democracy Day. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on May 29 total war against terrorism as the country’s security forces stepped up efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists 45 days ago.They said the march was their own way of celebrating the Democracy Day because they were unhappy that the kidnapped school children were still being held by the Boko Haram sect.
They pleaded for the release of the girls by the Boko Haram sect. Ikuforiji assured the rally that government was doing its best to get the girls released.He said that the public might not be aware of things that were being done to release the girls but that government was alive to its responsibilities. He commended the actors for having the nation at heart and joining in the clamour for the release of the girls. Ikuforiji assured them that he would take their request to the government and thanked them for their efforts.