Police Stop Bring Back Our Girls Protesters
Men of the Nigerian Police, on Thursday, disrupted the street protest by members of the Bring Back Our Girls movement along the Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja.
The protesters had converged, distributing fliers to motorists and passers-by to remind them of the plight of the 219 Chibok school girls that are still being held captive by the Boko Haram sect.
They had intended to marh to the Presidential Villa but were stopped by policemen numbering about 20, who barricaded the road with their vehicles at the junction to the Presidential Villa.
The enraged protesters raised questions about the action of the Police as well as the efforts of the Federal Government at supporting Internally Displaced Persons and other victims of the insurgency.
They claimed that the Victim Support Fund initiative of President Jonathan should have yielded more notable results in the lives of the terror victims.
One of the Conveners of the movement, Oby Ezekwesili, also said that the Nigerian lawmakers should be “ashamed of themselves for going on break while the Chibok girls are with wicked men in the bush.”