Police Ban Protest At Unity Fountain

The Police at the federal capital territory (FCT) command has proscribed protests and rallies at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

Sadiq Bello, commissioner of police in the FCT, disclosed this on Friday after Deji Adeyanju, an activist, was arrested for allegedly inciting civil unrest. He tweeted after he was released that the police said the Federal Government could no longer tolerate the sit-out.

Civil rights groups like the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement and Our Mumu Don Do, usually hold protests at the Unity Fountain.

BBOG members had converged on the fountain on Friday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls. The organisers claimed the police broke up the programme.

Oby Ezekwesili, the convener of the BringBack OurGirls Movement urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police to order. She said the ban was an infringement on the rights of the protesters.

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