Co-coverner of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has stated that the group had made a pledge to continue to stand for the abducted Chibok Girls, adding that it will not relent on its pledge.
Speaking during the sit-out of the group, Ezekwesili stated that BBOG Group gave its word to the Chibok community to continue to be the voice of their daughters until they are rescued from their abductors.
“We gave our word to the Chibok leader that knelt in the rain and begged us not to give up on their daughters until they are back. A pledge is a pledge is a pledge is a pledge and every pledge is meant to be actualised,” she said.
Meanwhile, Ezekwesili has stated that the experience the group had with the police on last week, was a repeat of history, two years ago.
Recall that the BBOG were stopped by the Police three times as it started it’s march from the Unity Fountain to the Villa on Tuesday.
A team of armed anti-riot policemen arrived at the Fountain and barricaded the venue, saying that they were operating on orders to cancel the planned march.
Ezekwesili in her tweet stated that the hostile attitude of the police reminded her of the ban of the then, the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu of all protests aimed as securing the release of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State.
Mbu had stated that the protest posed a serious security threat that the trend of the protest in the FCT was posing a serious security threat.
He had also said that a situation where the ‘Fountain of Unity’, venue of gathering for the protest was being turned into a place for “cooking and selling’’ was embarrassing and should be stopped.
Th group had decided according to the tenets of democracy to go to the court to challenge that and the court ruled in the favour of the movement and declared that the Nigerian Police has no right, whatsoever to prevent citizens from engaging in a peaceful march.