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#BBOG activists prevented from entering presidential villa

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ed from gaining access into the presidential villa, Abuja.

In commemoration of the two year anniversary of the abducted Chibok girls, the protesters embarked on a march to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari but they were cut short by police officers on the road leading to the villa.

Speaking on the incident, leader of the BBOG group, Obiageli Ezekwesili described the action of the police as a reminder of the military era.

Ezekwesili said the presidency had been informed of the procession of the group to the villa gate, where they were scheduled to deliver a message to the government.

While expressing shock at the development, she maintained that the BBOG would deliver its message on the road in spite of the barricade.

The DPO, Asokoro Police Station, CSP, Grace Longe said the protesters cannot be allowed to access the villa for security reasons.

Meanwhile, Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has described the prevention of the group from accessing the aso villa as a reminder of the military era.

Addressing journalists, the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group said the presidency had been notified of the procession to the presidential villa, where the citizen movement was to deliver a message to the government.

The protesters had set out from the Unity Fountain in Abuja around 10:30am, but met with stiff resistance from police officers on the road leading to the villa.

Ezekwesili expressed surprise that the group was stopped, saying BBOG would deliver its message on the road notwithstanding the barricade.

The campaigners are at present holding a commemorative session on the busy secretariat
road, causing traffic congestion.

– News 24

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