Police banned protests because his daughter isn’t among Chibok girls – Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, yesterday said FCT Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu, might not have banned protests demanding the rescue of over 200 girls kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State, if his daughter was among them.

“Protests on the Chibok girls are hereby banned with immediate effect,” Mbu said on Monday as he announced the ban at a news conference in Abuja.

He further said “dangerous elements will join groups under the guise of protest and detonate explosives aimed at embarrassing the government.”

Reacting via her twitter after Mbu’s announcement, one of the protest leaders, Ezekwesili condemned the decision to ban peaceful assemblies.

“There is no BASIS for and no POWER of FCT Commissioner of Police to ban peaceful assembly of any group of persons in the city. None @ ALL,” Ms. Ezekwesili tweeted.

“What Commissioner Mbu should do is REPRIMAND their sponsored thugs who attacked us, WOMEN at our peaceful gathering. He can. He hired them.”

She further asked if Mr. Mbu would ban the protests if his daughter was among the abducted girls.

Ezekwesili added that the Abuja family of the #BringBackOurGirls protest will never abandon the girls.

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