Triad Nigerian Association reacts to #BringBackOurGirls movement

GREENSBORO— More than 100 members are involved in the Nigerian Association of the Triad and plan to rally support Thursday in downtown Greensboro.

President Don Okafor said the rally is not only to show support for the nearly 300 girls kidnapped from their Chibok Boarding school on April 14th, but also to push for more protection from Nigerian government.

Okafor has lived in the United States for 14 years. He said even though his family lives more than 300 miles from the where the kidnapping happened in northeast Nigeria, the concern is still great.

“It affects every Nigerian. Even though my family is not there, we are all Nigerian and whatever happens to any Nigerian happens to every Nigerian,” Okafor said. “That’s why all of us are involved in this.”

The Association and Mayor Nancy Vaughan will meet in downtown Greensboro along Greene Street Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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