Ezekwesili Unhappy As Police Block Bbog Protesters From Accessing Aso Rock
SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, (THEWILL) – Oby Ezekwesili, Coordinator of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has voiced her displeasure at the prevention of the group from accessing the presidential villa.
The protesters had set out from the Unity Fountain in Abuja around 10:30am, but met a wall of stern looking police officers on the road leading to the villa.
The campaigners opted to hold the two-year commemorative session for the missing girls on the busy secretariat road, causing traffic congestion.
Reacting, the former Minister and 'due process' doyen maintained that the presidency had been notified of its procession to the villa gate, where the citizen movement was to deliver a message to the government.
She expressed surprise that the group was stopped, saying the action brought sad memories of the military era adding that the BBOG would deliver its message despite the barricade.
Ezekwesili advised the government not to consider granting amnesty to Boko Haram but urged the government to act fast in view of new evidence that the Chibok girls are alive.
Story by David Oputah