Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 8 September 2016 | 1,993 times
The Nigerian Police Force has taken over the Unity Fountain protest ground of #BringBackOurGirls in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, apparently to stall any form of protest by the group which is pressing for the recovery of the over 200 secondary school girls from Chibok Community in Borno State, North-East of Nigeria.
The girls were abducted from their dormitory in mid-April 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists.
The seizure of the ground by the police came hours after the Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris, claimed that the BBOG’s protest constitutes a security breach.
Reacting to the new development, a BBOG leader, Aishat Yesufu, angrily said: “We are used to it. We were once called Boko Haram sympathisers and psychological terrorists.”
She claimed that “APC desperately wanted to use BBOG for their campaigns, which we resisted.”
•File Photo shows the BBOG venue after the members were attacked and their chairs upturned.
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