Men of the Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday stormed the Unity Fountain, Abuja, the meeting point of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group to stop them from embarking on their usual protest to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
The group have been embarking on a protest march every three days since the Boko Haram sect released its latest video of the girls.
One of the officers at the fountain, Abiodun Alamatu said he had orders to stop the protesters from embarking on a march.
“The way you people are taking this thing is getting out of control,” he said.
One of the leaders of the group Aisha Yesufu challenged the police saying they no right to stop them from embarking on the protest.
“If you were the one taken, I will stand stand for you, or is it because you were not taken? If it was your daughter, I will stand for you,” Yesufu said.
The FCT police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, issued a statement, where he accused of disorderliness, and creating “unwarranted tension” on law abiding citizens.
“These indiscriminate actions which are carried out in disorderly and sometimes riotous manner create unwarranted tension and apprehension among law abiding citizens and in the process obstruct legitimate business activities.
“The command hereby advises any person or group of persons who wish to embark on any demonstration to notify the commissioner of police FCT in writing and secure approval.”
This is not the first time the group will be stopped by men of the police while attempting to see President Buhari.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.