Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Soyinka condemns crackdown on BBOG campaigners

By News Express on 09/09/2016

Views: 1,376


Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has condemned the call for the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners to end their actions.

Professor Soyinka says the attempt by security operatives to stop the protesters is not in the interest of democracy.
He stated his disapproval on Thursday at an event in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The Nobel laureate insisted that the BBOG campaigners, who are campaigning for the rescue of the missing Chibok girls, were merely expressing their democratic rights rather than constituting public nuisance.
Soyinka’s disapproval comes after security operatives prevented a peaceful procession of the BBOG campaigners from reaching the Presidential Villa.
The procession, on its way to see President Muhammadu Buhari, to demand an update on the abducted Chibok girls, was stopped at the Independence Avenue by security operatives, who were “acting under strict orders”.
Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, said that the march was a fallout of the government’s failure to take action on the video of Chibok girls released by their abductors on August 14.
The Co-Convener of the Group, Aisha Yesufu, urged the Federal Government to seek help from the international community to rescue of the girls.
A rival group, ‘With Buhari We Stand’, had also challenged the BBOG group, asking them to “leave President Buhari to work for Nigerians”.
The group was already positioned at the Three Arms Zone when the BBOG members arrived.
•Sourced from Channels TV. Photo shows Prof. Soyinka.

Source News Express

Posted 09/09/2016 1:32:08 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Osun Guber Tussle: Minority Supreme Court judgment a...

Randy pastor murders 3 church members in desperate...

30 election monitoring groups arrive Ebonyi for Saturday’s...

RIGHTSView: EBOLA: WHY ARE NIGERIAN BORDERS STILL WIDE...

JAMB to conduct recruitment test for FRSC

Defence Headquarters uncovers Boko Haram’s new tactics

Oil price gains marginally following output freeze agreement...

Secondus to Presidency: Tell the world what you...

Fraud: “Soludo has a bad case”, to report...

Anambra flood victims receive N20m presidential relief materials...

Osun to name new school after Soyinka •We’ll...

Federal Allocations: Finance Ministry figures expose Obiano’s lies...

 

Latest News Bandits’ commanders agree to suspend attacks Over 1,000 cult members renounce membership in Ebonyi •Say we’re now ‘born-again’ NDLEA to recruit 5,000 personnel to boost manpower US awards full scholarships to 30 Nigerian students 4 FAAN security chiefs suspended over Lagos airport security breach Herders-farmers’ clashes: Yoruba youths, Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore mull national security summit PDP closes case at Presidential Election Tribunal, calls 62 witnesses Abolish herdsmen movement from North to South, Ganduje tells FG 5 Kirikiri Prison inmates bag University degrees NAPTIN gets new Director-General I don’t have money, please release my mum, Siasia begs kidnappers Protests: FG warns Shi’ites

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (509,935 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,532 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,481 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,740 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,477 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,204 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,266 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (223,737 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,228 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,783 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,363 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,984 views)

 

NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,358) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,074) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,723) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,839) Opinion (1,291) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,170) Religion (1,051) Sports (2,102) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera