Protesters demand action over missing Nigerian girls

Protesters demand action over the missing Chibok schoolgirls. Credit: Twitter/Murtala Muhammed Foundation

Hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Nigeria to demand the government does more to find the missing schoolgirls abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram.

The demonstration comes as video footage recently emerged of 15 of the schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago from the town of Chibok.

Protesters, including parents of the missing girls, gathered for a press conference in Nigeria's capital Abuja, while throngs of demonstrators marched in the country's commercial hub Lagos.

Dozens of people gathered outside the Lagos State Government House chanting: "Bring back out girls, now and alive."

The abduction of 276 girls from the northern town of Chibok on 14 April 2014 triggered the international social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls.

Protesters hold a candlelight vigil in Abuja in 2015. Credit: Reuters

The campaign received backing from US First Lady Michelle Obama and dozens of celebrities.

About 57 students managed to escape but at least 219 are still missing.