Chibok girls: CP bans protest in FCT

The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Joseph Mbu, has banned all protests over the kidnapped students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, in the territory with immediate effect.
He has alos relieved all Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the territory of their duty.
The commissioner in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ms Altine Daniel, said the trend of the protest in the FCT was posing serious security threat and the conduct of the DPOs was not satisfactory to the police boss.

Mbu, therefore, directed that the DPOs to hand over to the next senior police officer in their respective divisions with immediate effect.
The statement said: “Protests on the Chibok girls are hereby banned with immediate effect. After a group under the aegis of “Bring Back Our Girls” protested on April 28, another group “Release Our Girls” emerged.
“As the FCT police boss, I cannot fold my hands and watch this lawlessness (protests).Information reaching us is that soon, dangerous element will join groups under the guise of protest and detonate explosives aimed at embarrassing the government.”

It added:  “A situation where the `Fountain of Unity’, venue of gathering for the protest was being turned into a place for “cooking and selling” was embarrassing. Many diplomats live in that area of the territory.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner has also announced the revocation of permits earlier issued for vehicles with tinted glasses in the territory, arguing that recent security challenges made the police authority revisit the issue and resolved to revoke same.
He stated: “The permit issued so far stand revoked. The only authority to grant tinted glass permit is the Inspector General of Police and in his signature.
He called on residents to support the security agencies in the war against terrorism and criminality by appreciating the sacrifices they were making.