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Oby Ezekwesili Insists she must sue Nigerian government, police

Co-coordinator of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, BBOG, and Former Minister of Education Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has revealed the action she would take against the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police.Oby Ezekwesili

Ezekwesili disclosed that the group will file a suit against the Nigerian Government and its Police.

Ezekwesili was detained by the police on Tuesday morning in Abuja on the order of president Buhari.

They were on a peaceful demonstration, calling for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls.

The former minister revealed her plans via a tweet on Thursday, “Thanks to EVERYONE who showed concern for us and our movement @BBOG_Nigeria when the FG of President .

“@MBuhari used the IG of @PoliceNG to harass, brutalize, arrest & detain us on Tuesday. We have concluded our 3-Day #MarchToTheVilla today.

“WE shall SUE the FG & Police.”

Recall that the Abuja Police command released the former Minister of Education and convener of the BringBackOurGirls group, same day she was detained.

Mrs. Ezekwesiki had said the police refused to tell her and seven members of her group the reason they were arrested Tuesday in Abuja.

Mrs. Ezekwesili was arrested and detained by the police in Abuja earlier on Tuesday.

Her arrest, however, was believed to be connected to the activities of the group.

The group has been carrying out sit-outs in Abuja since more than 200 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, in April 2014 by Boko Haram insurgents.

Mr. Ezekwesili’s BBOG group has sustained its advocacy for the safe return of the girls to their families for more than three years.

She said Aisha Yesufu, a known critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and six others, were also arrested.

In a series of tweets after her release, the former minister said the Abuja commissoner of police, Sadiq Abubakar Bello, who ordered their release did not state why they were detained.

“Without stating the reason for our arrest and detention, Commissioner of Police at the FCT Command, CP Bello has asked us to be let out of their station,” she tweeted.

“We insisted on a formal charge and release but his response? “I am the commissioner and now release you to go.”

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