CHIBOK GIRLS: CP bans protests in FCT
The FCT Police Command has banned all forms of protests on the abducted Chibok girls within the Federal Capital Territory with immediate effect.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command Mbu Joseph Mbu announced the ban at a news conference in Abuja.
Radio Nigeria crime Correspondent reports that the Commissioner of Police also announced the redeployment of all Divisional Police Officers within the Command.
He said that after a group under the aegis of “Bring Back Our Girls’’ protested on April 28, another group “Release Our Girls’’ emerged.
Mbu, a former Rivers State Police Commissioner, said that information at the disposal of the command indicated that “dangerous elements” were about to hijack the protest hence the ban.
Mbu 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.
He called on the people of the territory to encourage the security agencies in the war against terrorism and criminality by appreciating the sacrifices they had made and would continue to make.
Asked whether the ban would not violate the freedom of expression and assembly of the protesters, the Commissioner said that one person’s freedom should not affect other peoples’ freedom.