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[Happening Now] Police Detain #BringBackOurGirls Leader, Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili and 7 others at the FCT police command

The Federal Capital Territory command of the Nigerian police has detained, former World bank VP and Coordinator of Bring Back Our Girls movement, Oby Ezekwesili and other members of her movement during a sit-out at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

The Federal Capital Territory command of the Nigerian police has detained, former World bank VP and Coordinator of Bring Back Our Girls movement, Oby Ezekwesili and other members of her movement during a sit-out at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

Police sources said Oby and other protesters who embarked on a protest today were rounded up and taken to the FCT police headquarters because they had not been granted permission to embark on a protest today January 23. Oby and members of her team were seen sitting on the floor in front of the FCT police command stating they were being held hostage by the police.

According to Ezekwesili, “I have been ARRESTED along with rest of our BBOG members and NOW DETAINED without a charge by the .@PoliceNG . WE are detained at the FCT command . The Police here has REFUSED to tell us why we are DETAINED. What Are WE Demanding? BringBackOurGirlsNOW!!!!!!!” She concluded.

The Lagos-based human rights attorney, Femi Falana, also sent out a short email to reporters alerting the public to the arrest of Oby and her co-protesters.  According to him:  This morning the Police arrested Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and 7 other members of the Bring Back Our Girls organization at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. Although the Police did not accuse them of committing any criminal offence they have been taken away to an undisclosed detention centre. 

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