Igp Says Bbog Protests Constitute Security Threat
BEVERLY HILLS, September 08, (THEWILL) – The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday pointed out that the protests carried out by the BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, advocacy group constitute a security threat to public peace and order.
He stated that the campaigners must understand that in the exercise of their rights, they must not trample on other peoples' rights through “over-dramatisation of emotions, self-serving propaganda and disrespect of public (office) holders.”
Idris said this when the National President of the National Council of Women Societies, NCWS, Gloria Shoda, and other executives members visited him at the Force headquarters, Abuja.
While sympathising with the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, the police boss pointed out that the government had invested huge resources to ensure that they were rescued and re-united with their families.
He continued, “However, the activities of the BringBackOurGirls group in Abuja, the nation's capital recently, is becoming worrisome and a threat to public peace and order.
“The #BringBackOurGirls protagonists must understand that in the exercise of their rights, they must not trample on other peoples' rights through over-dramatisation of emotions, self-serving propaganda and disrespect of public (office) holders.
“The police will not sit on the fence and watch such a scenario unfold. The rights of law-abiding citizens must be protected within the context of the law. Enough is enough. We however ask that they tread with caution and that their grievances be channelled within the ambit of the law.”
Speaking earlier, the NCWS president commended the police for maintaining security in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in spite of the protests by the Chibok girls’ campaigners.