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Alicia Keys To Honour Those Killed By Boko Haram In Baga Town



Leadership reports that, American grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is preparing to honour people who were killed by Boko Haram militants in an attack on Baga town in Borno State, recently.

This was disclosed recently by Dr Oby Ezekwesili during the normal sit-out organised by the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group.

Ezekwesili stated that Keys who had chosen to stand with the group in its advocacy to bring back the 219 girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect, April 14, 2014, had also chosen to honour the people who were killed by the sect in Baga.

“She (Alicia Keys) said that we should get in touch with the people of Baga to know anything special she can do to honour the people whose life has been cut short by the Boko Haram sect recently. She has always been with this group in the call for the release of the Chibok girls and now she wants to do something for the Baga people,” she said.

Recall that Keys had held a protest in New York City last year to raise awareness about the abducted girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April.

Keys had kicked off the protest with 30 others at the consulate general of Nigeria, holding signs that read “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!”

They had chanted “Bring back our girls” and “When do we want them? Now! Now! Alive!” as New Yorkers walked up the street during lunch hour, while others stopped to capture photos and video.

Keys had also recently launched the movement “We Are Here,” which fights for social justice. She also recorded and released a song with the same name.

Also recall that BBC has reported that over 2,000 people were killed by Boko Haram sect in Baga, Borno State on January 7.

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