Ezekwesili, Bring Back Our Girls Activists Blocked From Entering Aso Rock (PHOTO)

Ezekwesili, Bring Back Our Girls Activists Blocked From Entering Aso Rock (PHOTO)

By Abdul Jummai | Politics Reporter on August 22, 2016
Oby Ezekwesili blocked from entering the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock on Monday, August 22, 2016 | Twitter

Security agents have blocked the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement led by Oby Ezekwesili, a former education minister and vice president of the World Bank, from entering Aso Rock.

The group staged a protest, Monday, August 22, 2016 to the Presidential Villa to register displeasure with the continued saga of the kidnapped 216 schoolgirls in Boko Haram’s captivity.

Dr. Ezekwesili confronted a police officer on duty who said he “had orders” not to allow the activists who campaign for the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted from their school dormitory by Boko Haram terrorists in April 2014, gain access to Aso Rock.

She, reportedly, said it was not right for the group to be denied access to see President Muhammadu Buhari because they had followed all protocols.

The group has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led government of “lack of transparency and truthful in its fight against the insurgency”.

The chief of air staff, Sidiq Abubakar has said that the video clip recently released by Boko Haram was “technically deficient” and did not prove that the schoolgirls were being held at the dreaded Sambisa Forest.

The BringBackOurGirls’ group has slammed the government over the comment.

The Boko Haram terrorists are demanding the release of their members in the custody of security agents in exchange for the girls and recently reiterated their demands in a new video released to Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist based in Dubai, UAE.


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