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#BringBackOurGirls: Oby Ezekwesili reveals she has been Detained by Nigerian Police in Abuja



Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and Co-Convener of the Bring Back our Girls (BBOG) movement, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force.

Ezekwesili, in a series of posts on her Twitter, revealed that she was detained at the Unity Fountain, then at the FCT command.

She and other members of the BBOG movement have been arrested, she wrote, and the police have refused t explain why they have been detained.

See her tweets and photos from Unity Fountain below:

Nigeria Police arrests Oby Ezekwesili - BellaNaija Photo Credit: @MKabrik


  1. Fleur

    January 23, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    The perils of weighing wrongs on a relative scale. Sister Oby, this is the price of BUharism. The same free speech you used to strip the south of the presidency na im dem wan shut down so. God be with you. Next time consult Jehova nissi before you take sides.

    • Wifematerial

      January 23, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      THIS IS MY WRITE I swear you took my note. thank you so much my exact thought but in addition she was expecting a ministerial post but she got none and she is so mad with Buhari hence the continual agitation for bring back our girls that was never taken in the first instance…………errant nonsense

  2. Nigerian

    January 23, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Enjoy your change ma.

  3. kkay

    January 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Nigerians keep deceiving yourself that you are running a democracy.
    Buhari cannot do without tyranny. It is in his blood.
    I hope all the people that facilitated the rise of this man to power have been anointed with a double dose of common sense.

  4. Chic

    January 23, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    That’s the only thing this government is good at.. detaining and harassing anyone that opposes them. I’ve never seen a government so irresponsible.

  5. Oby's first born

    January 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Oby why don’t you channel all this energy in the right direction, we have seen the governments genuine efforts at rescuing the girls so why do you keep shouting wolf?? In any case lets hear your offence and why you are being detained before we hop on the #freeoby train

    • nene+

      January 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Madam Lauretta Onochie nonsense- What offence could she have committed? Rather than condemn the tyranny of your s**thole president you are putting up a defense? You are a liability to mankind.

    • Mr_gtouch

      January 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      you can’t be serious. why do you think anything was done in the first place? someone was on their back.

  6. Naijababeii

    January 23, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Ntoor Oby

  7. Busarni

    January 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    To Madam Oby; KARMA surely knows your address.
    To APC; I remember vividlywhen prominent party members were supporting this movement back then; what suddenly went wrong. Sai baba…
    To Ada NNewi; You have suddenly gone on AWOL; there is God oooh..
    To Mrs chidukane; Sai baba;..
    To nene+; Please come lets take a selfie; others can join

    • nene+

      January 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Oh [email protected] Busarni. we will take those selfies.
      Madam due process you were an adult in Nigeria Buhari 1984
      I read the history, you experienced it but failed to learn?

      Mark, please give me a glass of Champagne and some spicy chicken wings
      Life is good!

    • jade

      January 23, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      Wrong is wrong. Jonathan that you and nene have laid down your lives for is not any better. It was his time to leave, and now it’s Buhari. It’s not a crime to try something. The problem lies in not doing anything when you know now it’s not working.
      Jonathan couldn’t continue in power neither can Buhari. PDP and APC are recipe for a failed government because they only care about their party winning not to better the country. They are all the same.

  8. Ottawa Queen

    January 23, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    You’re arrested and you’re tweeting.

  9. zelda

    January 23, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    lol, Nigerians are wicked walahi..

  10. Lailatu

    January 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I hear people mocking Oby and I wonder if as Nigerians we don’t deserve the government we have. Say what you will about Oby she is consistent in fighting for what she believes is right. Believe me that takes courage and integrity. Yes she fought Jonathan’s government and rightly so. His government was messed up. He it was who turned Buhari to a viable option. Today she’s fighting Buhari’s government because of its incompetence, that shows consistency. All these Jonathan’s supporters need to stop with the blame game alreadythere’s no one to blame but their hero. To Oby, you are one helluva woman, much respect ma’am!

    • Iya ibeji

      January 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      Its like you read my mind. God bless and continue to increase your wisdom, and may this wisdom reach every Nigerian abundantly this new year. Amen

    • Ceetoo

      January 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Say what you like that useless GEJ put us all in the crap. His non performance, weakness and in your face corruption made us all look for another option. PMB is clueless yes but Na WAEC he get GEJ has a PhD what is his excuse? Honestly he wasted so much goodwill like this one in power has just wasted his.

      Oby you are a strong woman… I respect you

  11. Trigger

    January 23, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Madam Oby, GOODMORNING!!!!!

  12. Wifematerial

    January 23, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    she was expecting a ministerial post but she got none and she is so mad with Buhari hence the continual agitation for bring back our girls that was never taken in the first instance…………errant nonsense

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