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Former education minister, Oby Ezekwesili, arrested

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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A former minister and convener of the BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, has been arrested and is being detained by the police in Abuja.

Her arrest is believed to be connected to the activities of the group.

In a series of posts on her Twitter handle, @obyezeks, the former Minister of Education, said she was arrested alongside some members of the BBOG group.

She said Aisha Yesufu, Maureen Kabrik, Jeff Okoroafor and four others were also arrested.

The former education minister, in a tweet from her verified twitter handle, said: “I have been arrested along with rest of our BBOG members and now detained without a charge by the [email protected]

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“WE are detained at the FCT command. The Police here has refused to tell us why we are detained. What are we demanding? BringBackOurGirlsNOW!!!!!!!”

However, the Commissioner of Police Sadiq Bello has ordered her release without stating any reason for her arrest.

Mrs Ezekwesili had earlier proposed to for a formal charge and release.

She said: “Without stating the reason for our ARREST & DETENTION, Commissioner of Police at the FCT Command… said: “I am the Commissioner& I NOW RELEASE you to go”

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