The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group has accused the Nigerian military of blocking and arresting over 60 parents of the 219 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 from partaking in a planned protest scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2016.
The Nigerian Army had on Tuesday, January 12, arrested about 60 parents of the Missing Chibok school girls, while they were on their way to Abuja for an Aso rock protest.
It was learnt that the women boarded seven buses from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, but were stopped at two checkpoints (in Chibok and Askira), with only two of the buses allowed to proceed to Abuja.
Premium Times was later informed by the group that the military said that some of the buses were blocked due to security concerns concerning the gathering of “such a crowd in the face of the current security situations.”
The group demanded a public apology, and a commitment from the military to produce the parents in Abuja for the proposed protest.