Thursday, April 14

We're Reminded of Military Era - Oby Ezekwesili Speaks on How Police Blocked #BBOG Protesters

We're Reminded of Military Era - Oby Ezekwesili Speaks on How Police Blocked #BBOG Protesters

Oby Ezekwesili speaking during the BBOG protest in Abuja

Leader of the Bring Back Our Girls group has described the prevention of the group from accessing the presidential villa as a reminder of the‎ military era.


While addressing journalists shortly after the police stopped the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group protesters from accessing the presidential villa in Aso Rock, leader of the group, Oby Ezekwesili, has described the act as a reminder of the‎ military era.

The former minister said the presidency had been notified of its procession to the villa gate, where the citizen movement was to deliver a message to the government. She expressed surprise that the group was stopped, saying BBOG would deliver its message‎ on the road notwithstanding the barricade.

We're Reminded of Military Era - Oby Ezekwesili Speaks on How Police Blocked #BBOG Protesters

Police preventing the protesters

The campaigners are at present holding a commemorative session on the busy secretariat road, causing traffic congestion.

We had earlier reported it here that the protesters had set out from the Unity Fountain in Abuja earlier this morning, but met a wall of police officers on the road leading to the villa.

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