Police halt BBOG march in Aso Villa

Police halt BBOG march in Aso Villa

Police yesterday barred the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaigners from entering Aso Villa, Abuja. The group had stormed the presidential villa in the first day of its planned 14-day action to protest the inability of the Federal Government to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls abducted in April 2014 from Chibok, Borno State.

Former education minister and leader of the group, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, engaged a police officer who said he had orders not to allow the group gain access to the Villa.She said it was not right for the group to be denied access to see the President because they had followed all protocols. The group further said the comment credited to Sidiq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff, saying the video clip recently released by Boko Haram was “technically deficient” shows government’s lack of transparency and truth in its fight against insurgency.

Meanwhile, Chibok indigenes resident in Abuja and members of the BBOG said yesterday they regretted voting for President Muhammadu Buhari last year. They expressed their regrets in Abuja at a protest rally over the inability of the government to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls. They made six demands to the Federal Government. Read more

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