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Idris defends decision to stop protesters at Presidential Villa

31 August 2016, 08:24

Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has defended his decision to prevent protesters led by the parents of the missing Chibok girls from entering the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

According to a Punch report, Idris, who was represented by Assistant Commissioner Mohammed Labbo, is said to have put a stop to the protest in order to prevent rowdiness around Aso Rock.

"We sympathise with you. We did not stop you from meeting with the President. Anytime you want to see the President, you can meet with him but you have to nominate your leaders to meet with him on your behalf.

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"We believe that all unions have leaders. We are at the Villa to protect the Villa and we will not allow any rowdiness around the Villa," Labbo stated.

Together with hundreds of sympathisers, #BringBackOurGirls marched to the Presidential Villa on to demand concrete plans as to how the Federal Government is planning on rescuing the abducted girls.

The group was stopped for the third time, with representatives waving off Idris' defence while stating that their protest was peaceful and not unruly in its conduct.

Read more at Punch

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