Report: Nigeria Police Detain 6 Senior Female Officers Who Alleged Participated In #BringBackOurGirls Protest

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Arrested police women. Photo: Sunday Trust

[The Chibok Kidnapping]

#BringBackOurGirls protest in Lafia, Nasarawa State where female police officers and the rank and file joined in the chants to save the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in Borno State, has landed six senior police officers in detention at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Lafia.

The command summoned and interrogated the six officers alongside this reporter because of the reported participation female cops in last Thursday’s #BringBackOurGirls protest in Lafia.

The officers were first interrogated at the state police command headquarters along Makurdi Road, and then moved to the state CID along Jos road, all lasting between past 12pm and 6pm when they were finally detained.

They were paraded in the open at the state CID, before newsmen, and asked to say what they know of their role during the #SaveOurGirls protest.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, who handled the final aspect of the interrogation was in constant phone communication with the commissioner of police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, and reported back to this reporter that he had orders to “lock” this reporter because he declined to point at the paraded officers and name the cop that spoke in an earlier report about the Thursday protest.

This reporter saw the women being dragged into a room, and minutes later, their berets, belts, bangles, shoes and other personal effects including phones were seen leaving the room.

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