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FCT Police ban protesters gathering at Unity Fountain

As the Federal Capital Territory Friday battled security concerns with several activities of protesters counting from the supporters of leader of Shiites Islamic movement and the BBOG group on different activities, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of Nigeria police force Friday banned protests and rallies at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, in an effort to control the spread of restiveness.

Sadiq Bello, Commissioner of Police in the FCT, disclosed this on Friday after Deji Adeyanju, an activist, was arrested for allegedly inciting civil unrest, just as the FCT Police Public Relation officer Mr. Mamza Anjugiri, has denied the allegation in an interview with Daily Times earlier in the day.

Adeyanju was released at 3:20pm following the intervention of Charles Oputa, better known as Charly Boy, leader of OurMumuDonDo Movement.

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 but the police disrupted the programme.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Oby Ezekwesili, leader of the movement, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to order.

She said rather than asking them to infringe on the rights of citizens, the police ought to be ordered to go after those responsible for killings across the country.

Daily times recall that the BBOG group has lined up activities today to commemorate four years of missing girls.

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