Metro INTERVIEW: Meet the man who generated #BringBackOurGirls hashtag - Premium Times


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Mr. Abdullahi is an Abuja-based lawyer.


The start of the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag on Twitter, which helped to create awareness worldwide about the plight of the kidnapped school girls for Government Secondary School, Chibok Borno State, has been traced to an Abuja based lawyer, Ibrahim Abdullahi.

As at May 31, a Twitter analytic tool, Topsy, estimated that more than 3.1 million tweets have been sent using the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag.

Mr. Abdullahi coined the hashtag via his twitter page, @abu_aaid, after a speech by ex-World Bank Vice-President, Oby Ezekwesili, at the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014 event on April 23.

Mr. Abdullahi, a managing partner in cooperate commercial law firm, Path Solicitors, who started using twitter in January, 2011, currently has about 1000 followers

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