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The Departments of Social Work and Criminal Justice in commemorating of Child Protection Week decided in solidarity with the Nigerian children to embark on a campaign called “BRING BACK OUR GIRLS”.

Head of UNIZULU Social Work Department, Prof Ngenisiwe Ntombela said she was outraged by the kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria. “This is depriving our girls of education. We feel the pain of those parents whose children have been kidnapped. We say that we are with you in our prayers,” she said.

Scores of students flocked to the Student Centre where the march began and proceeded to the residences in song. They shouted, “Bring Back Our Girls Bring Back!”

Student Representative Council President Siyanda Mkhize pleaded with everyone to do their part in ensuring that the girls are freed. He also said that there’s no place in this continent and the world at large for terrorist groups who abuse girls. “They should release our girls with immediate effect.”

A number of other students from the residences joined the march and went around the campus chanting slogans. The march was organised by Level Two Social Work students, Social Work Society, Level Three Criminal Justice students and Community Development.

Pictured: Staff and students marching for the release of kidnapped Nigerian girls