– A full complement of security operatives drawn from the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC as well as the Department of State Services DSS Monday barred the Bring Back Our Girls BBOG advocacy movement from accessing the presidential villa.
As part of its strategic engagement, the BBOG had declared a 14-day line-up of activities to force the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to act fast and more decisively in rescuing the 218 Chibok school girls. The protest is jointly led by Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu while the police detachment is led by CSP Chuks Obasi. Both Ezekwesili and CSP Obasi were involved in a shouting match as the officer insisted that the protesters would not cross the human barricade put together by the security operatives. “Who is the officer in charge of this command should stop it. The problem is that we still have our members on the highway. For many years, we have been advocating, we have never engaged in anarchy.”, she stated. She had warned the CSP to stop pointing his fingers at her while addressing her. “Well, I have my. Mandate and my mandate is to ensure that a protest match does not assume a violent dimension”, Obasi said.