Police Officers on Monday arrested some members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group during a protest at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Members of the group were protesting against the high-level of insecurity in the country and they insisted that they have the right to stage a peaceful protest without hindrance.
Leader of the group,Oby Ezekwesili was also detained by the police and the policemen formed a barricade around her and other protesters.
Ezekwesili stated that the Nigerian Police, by accosting the protesters, infringed on their fundamental rights to free movement.
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She said the police officers obstructed them from proceeding to the Unity Fountain and formed a barricade around the protesters.
Meanwhile, some other protesters were whisked to the station where they were later joined by their leader before the Commissioner of Police released them to go without a charge.
The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) is a pressure group that championed the campaign on the return of the more than 270 Chibok Schoolgirls abducted from their hostel in 2014 in Borno state.