Abuja - The #BringBackOurGirls group on Wednesday said it would defy the ban on public protests by the Nigeria Police Force and carry on with its rally, Premium Times reports.
The group insists that the police have no power under the law to ban rallies.
#BringBackOurGirls has since 2014 been campaigning for the release of over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the extremist group, Boko Haram, from Government Secondary School, Chibok, in April that year.
The new round of protest march by the group began August 23 after Boko Haram released a video indicating the girls were alive.
After the release of the video, the group said it would march to the presidential villa every 72 hours, until the government makes clear the steps it was taking to recover the girls from the terrorists.
The Nigeria police on Tuesday banned all forms of protest within the Federal Capital Territory according to News24.
The police said the command will not fold its arms and watch some individuals or group of persons tamper with the existing peaceful atmosphere within the FCT.
- News 24