A former minister of education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has again taken a swipe on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria Police over invasion and harassment of BringBackOuGurls advocacy group during a protest.
Ezekwesili on Tuesday accused the Police of laying siege on BBOG protesters at the Unit Fountain, Abuja.
In a video on her Twitter page, the BBOG convener urged policemen to go back to crime scenes and protect the lives of Nigerians dying everyday rather than oppress citizens.
She further criticised President Buhari for keeping mute while the police oppressed Nigerians.
She said “The last 11 DAYS have seen our movement BBOG under the fiercest DAILY attacks yet from Nigeria Police which turned the Public Space of our Daily Advocacy – Unity Fountain into a Police Garrison sprawling with armed to the teeth Police men&women
“”The Police unconstitutionally launched a DAILY WAR AGAINST @BBOG_Nigeria, our peaceful Citizens’ movement. Meanwhile, the President Buhari watches on as Citizens’ RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED.
“How is it that the current government which when in opposition cried out for freedom of association, expression & assembly will now be the same government that brings out this number of Policemen with equipment needed in war zones to oppress citizens of the land? You will not succeed.
“We will not co-operate with anti democratic elements to mess up the hard earned democracy we have today. Go back to where you are needed, you are needed at CRIME SCENES; did we report any crime to you? Just look at the human waste, meanwhile people are dying because they are not protected.
“Indeed, we that have endured multiple attacks over the 4 Years of advocacy for our #ChibokGirls. We are not turning back. Turn if you want, but as for our movement BBOG, our advocacy continues at the Unity Fountain.”