They however shelved their plan to protest in Daura to register their concerns with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in the town on a weeklong visit.
The National Coordinator of the Coalition, Balarabe Rufa’i on Thursday explained that instead, CNG is using the occasion to launch the #BringBackOurBoys struggles that would go on ceaselessly until all the abducted children are returned alive and safe.
He further listed other activities to include: mobilising communities for coordinated self-protection call for a mass and prolonged struggle in solidarity with the parents of the kidnapped students across the entire Northern region.
Rufa’i said the group had lined up a set of actions to “force President Buhari and his government to act on the grave situation in the country”.
Speaking at a press conference in Katsina, the group leader described the abduction of the children as a total weakness of President Buhari’s administration and his failure to protect the lives of all Nigerians as well as called for the unconditional resignation of all the Service Chiefs.
While explaining the reason why they shelved their plan to take protest to Daura, the group said it is as a result of considerations raised by the security agencies in Katsina State.
They added that the prevailing tense atmosphere across the state may not guarantee a peaceful ending to the protests considering the crowd likely to be pulled out.
CNG said further that their last consideration is that Katsina Government has given assurances that having developed contact with the abductors, it will within the shortest possible time secure the release of the children, an effort that should not be jeopardized at this point.
The group later marched around the premises of a motel with their placards, and presented a protest letter to the Governor through Special Adviser on Security, Ahmad Katsina, to be forwarded to President Buhari in Daura.
See some photos of the protest below;