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Nigeria’s Former Minister of Education and co-founder of the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement, a campaign group demanding the release of abducted Chibok girls has been detained by State Security Police.
The former Minister who took to twitter, a social media site to inform her followers about the unlawful arrest said she was on her way to London for but was denied traveling at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
“IS THIS A DEMOCRACY? I am being detained by the SSS @ Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport . The SSS has REFUSED to GIVE MY PASSPORT TO ME.” She wrote
“On my way to London this morning for my @BBCHARDtalk appearance billed for TOMORROW and the SSS has DETAINED me by WITHHOLDING my PASSPORT.”
She was however released just before her flight took and here’s what she said.
‘SSS has RELEASED IT. Just barely made the BA flight. Last to board @ 7.55 for an 8.00 am flight that is now taxiing. IS THIS A DEMOCRACY?”
“No ONE can SEIZE my DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS. I REFUSED to let the SSS GET AWAY with TRAMPLING on my CONSTITUTIONAL RIGTH.”
She has continued to lead protests in Abuja to sensitize the Federal Government on the plight of the 234 schoolgirls abducted at the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by men suspected to members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
The group have converged daily at the unity fountain Abuja to demand action from the government and ensure the release of the girls who were abducted from the school on April 14.