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Protest ban: BBOG group wants Police IG sanctioned

15 September 2016, 17:30

Abuja - Members of the BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take disciplinary action against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and two officers for violating their individual and collective rights.

BBOG said the IGP of falsely declared them as a “security threat” that “must not trample on other peoples’ rights through over-dramatisation of emotions, self-serving propaganda and disrespect of public (office) holders”.

A statement read at a news conference in Abuja by Veronica Bakam demanded that IGP Idris tender an unreserved apology for orchestrating a hate campaign and disseminating false information against them, with the intention of tarnishing the reputation of their movement.

The statement was signed by co-leaders of the group, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu reads: “Following a week of zero communication and inaction by the President, our movement embarked on a series of strategic engagements to compel decisive action to BringBackOurGirls.

“Top on this was the communication of a list of six demands and a commitment to re-engage the President through a protest march to the State House after every three working days.

“The demands were: That the President swiftly made a firm decision for the immediate rescue of our girls based on the three available options. 1. Military operation. 2. Negotiation with the terrorists. 3. Combination of 1 and 2. With the information available, the President must pursue the lowest risk option of these three.

“That the President addressed Nigerians on his Rescue Plan and Timelines of our #ChibokGirls today.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had said the continuous protest embarked upon by the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group poses threat to public peace, stating that he has had enough according to News24.

He said this while speaking during a visit by the National President of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Gloria Shoda and other members of the Council executive to his office in Abuja.

- News 24


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