Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Nollywood against Boko Haram

Actors have reacted to the spate of killings in the Northern part of Nigeria by members of the outlawed terrorists’ group, Boko Haram. The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) headed by Ibinabo Fiberesima has taken it upon itself to do something for victims of recent attacks in Borno State, which have claimed over 100 lives.
While speaking in Lagos at the Shift Celebrity Prayse service held at the Lagoon Restaurant on Sunday, the former beauty queen noted that her foundation the guild along with her own NGO ‘Ibinabo Care Foundation’, would visit Borno and Yobe States to provide relief materials for victims of the attacks that happened in the two states few days ago.
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Ibinabo further disclosed that she is worried about the deadly activities of the Boko Haram group and urged that the terrorists’ actions in the north eastern Nigeria be curtailed by the Nigerian government. She commended the Nigerian Army for sacrificing their lives for the protection of Nigeria, but urged the military to urgently bring an end to the deadly activities of Boko Hara in the north.
The AGN boss further urged comedians to stop making jokes out of the attacks but work towards bringing an end to Boko Haram in Nigeria. Ibinabo, who was applauded by Lagos State First Lady, Abimbola Fashola, also at the event, sought for more support from other entertainers in achieving her cause.

Already, many other actors including Grace Amah, Segun Arinze and Charles Inojie have volunteered to go to Borno and Yobe with Ibinabo. The actors also asked Nigerians to support their efforts by reaching the guild directly.

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