NIGERIAN WOMEN IN LOS ANGELES TO PROTEST RECENT MUSLIM VIOLENCE AGAINST CHRISTIANS – Saturday, March 20th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nigerian Women Against Violence
Telephone: (714) 673-7770
Fax: (714) 734-8305
e-mail: [email protected]
LOS ANGELES – At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010, Nigerian Women Against Violence will protest the recent bloodshed in Jos, Nigeria. The protest will take place at the hotel near LAX where representatives of the Nigerian government are staying, the Gateway Sheraton, 6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Hundreds of women and children were brutally murdered by machetes and swords in Jos ten days ago. Villagers continue to be attacked. Where was the Nigerian government? Where was the army? Where was the police? What are the facts?
Nigerian Women Against Violence calls the international community and the United Nations to hold the Government of Nigeria accountable to protect the lives of its citizens. We believe the Nigerian Government has a responsibility to protect its children, its women, and its men, no matter what their religion. We call for an end of bloodshed in Nigeria no matter whose blood is shed.
We call the Nigerian Government to invite an independent inquiry from the United Nations to establish what happened over the last several weeks in Jos. We want the world to know what happened. We don’t want it to happen again.
We are Nigerian woman. We are against violence. We call on our government to protect us and to protect our children.
Nigerian Women Against Violence is a grass-roots organization of women dedicated to uncovering violence in Nigeria and doing what we can to make it stop.