The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday declared that the police would no longer treat members of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group with courtesy on its campaign, saying “enough is enough.”
The IGP argued that procession is usually organized to draw attention to a particular issue, adding that the group’s aim has already been achieved.
He said the group’s protest in recent time had begun to pose threat to public peace and order.
Idris made the remarks when the National President of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Gloria Shoda and other members of the Council executive visited him in Abuja.
His words: “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.”