Nigerian organizing rally in Tampa Bay area

Tampa, Florida – While the search continues an estimated 250 school girls who were kidnapped in Nigeria, a Tampa resident is hoping to bring attention to it in the Bay area.

"I'm very worried. My mother is there and my siblings are there," said Oalwale Ajayi.

The USF Electrical Engineering student is in the process of organizing a rally in Tampa Bay to urge the United States to help search for the girls, who were taken by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

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"They are my African and Nigerian sisters and there are mothers (who) are not sleeping tonight and an injustice to one is an injustice to all," said Ajayi.

He is hoping to have the details pinned down by the beginning on next week.

It comes after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. sent intelligence specialists to the country to assist in the search.

"Our interagency team is hitting the ground in Nigeria now and they are going to be working in concert with President Goodluck Jonathan's government to do everything that we possibly can to return these girls to their families and their communities," said Kerry from Washington, DC on Thursday.

The president also pledged his support to the country while speaking at an event in Los Angeles California on Wednesday.

Ajayi opposes U.S. government intervention over concerns that Boko Haram will use the girls as human shield during battle.

Instead, he hopes the American government pulls the visa of Nigerian government officials whom he said are complicit by not acting sooner following the kidnapping three weeks ago.

The terrorist group said it kidnapped the girls because it opposes their western education and has threatened to sell them into slavery.


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