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Protesters in Lagos defy weather to march for abducted girls

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Dozens of protesters braved torrential rains in Nigeria's most populous city on Wednesday (May 14) to mark one month since more than 200 girls in war-ravaged northeast Nigeria were kidnapped from their school. Residents in Lagos protested despite the heavy downpour, calling for security forces to intensify its search efforts for the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants four weeks ago. The crowd of women and human rights activists who had left their jobs sat down in the rain at a busy intersection singing solidarity songs. Gender activist Habiba Balogun said the rescue of the girls is the first step for the government to prove that the lives of its citizens are secured. "We have to fight to get these girls back now so that we can protect ourselves, get the government to put security in place to save all of us. It's about protecting the whole country. These girls are a symbol of that. They are the first step tha

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