Inspector-General of Police IG, Ibrahim Idris, has on Wednesday disclosed that the protests by the #BringBackOurGirls group constitute a security threat to public peace and order.
He said that the BBOG campaigners must come to understanding that in cause of their “over-dramatization of emotions, self-serving propaganda and disrespect of public (office) holders” they should not trample on the right of others.
Idris made this comment when National President of the National Council of Women Societies, Gloria Shoda, and other executives members visited him at the Force headquarters, Abuja.
While sympathizing with the parents of the Chibok girls, Idris noted that the government had invested huge resources to ensure that they were rescued and re-united with their families.
According to Idris, “the activities of the BringBackOurGirls group in Abuja, the nation’s capital recently, is becoming worrisome and a threat to public peace and order.
“The #BringBackOurGirls protagonists must understand that in the exercise of their rights, they must not trample on other peoples’ rights through over-dramatization of emotions, self-serving propaganda and disrespect of public (office) holders. He added.
He continued that the police will not sit and watch such things happen, adding that the rights of law abiding citizens must be protected within the context of the law.
However, while reacting to the news, the BBOG campaigners denied constituting any public nuisance during its street protests.