The convener of the advocacy group for the missing Chibok girls, Bring Back Our Girls BBOG, Oby Ezekwesili, has replied the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who two days ago, said the activities of BBOG was threatening the peace of Abuja (read here). While speaking at the daily sit out of the group at the Unity Fountain, Ezekwesili said nobody can threaten the group and that the IG needs to educate himself properly about democracy.
“Our response is that he (IGP) should ask for the file that recorded our advocacy between 2014 and 2015 when the previous administration used all kinds of tactics similar to this one to try to violate our constitutional liberty. Not only did the constitution uphold that right, the court also upheld our rights. He should just read this files, he should be able to find what he needs in order to educate himself properly about democracy and citizens’ right to peaceful assembly. We are a peaceful movement as everyone knows, so we are not changing anything, no retreat, no surrender. Are our girls back? If the government says that we are unreasonable in demanding for our Chibok girls in the way that we have been demanding for them since 2014, they need to show the evidence that counters our stance”.