The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday said that the activity of the advocacy group, Bring Back Our Girls, is becoming worrisome and is a threat to public peace and order.Idris said this against the backdrop of the recent standoff the group has had with security operatives during their March to the presidential villa in Abuja. He argued that procession is usually organized to draw attention to a particular issue, adding that the group’s aim has already been achieved.
Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, cautioned the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group on its campaign, saying enough is enough.
The IGP spoke when the National President of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Gloria Shoda and other members of the Council executive paid him a visit at his office in Abuja.
He said: “The police management is aware of the agitation and the plight of parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and other civil groups. As parents ourselves, we sympathize with them in these trying moments.
“Evidently, the government has invested huge resources in ensuring that the girls are rescued and re-united with their various families.
“However, the activities of the BringBackOurGirls group in Abuja, the nation’s capital recently, are becoming worrisome and threat to public peace and order.
“#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.
“The police will not sit on the fence and watch such a scenario unfold. The rights of law-abiding citizens must be protected within the context of the law and we believe that enough is enough.”