“Abuja police commissioner Joseph Mbu said the rallies were ‘now posing a serious security threat.'” Really? To whom? To a corrupt and compromised government that has shown again and again that it is powerless to stop Boko Haram, the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad? If the Nigerian government is so worried about “security threats,” what is it doing to stop the real one coming from the jihadis? To call these rallies a “security threat” is to equate them with Boko Haram, which is as monstrous as the tendency of Muslims in the West to condemn “extremism on both sides,” i.e., jihad terrorists and counter-jihadists as well.
“Nigeria kidnapped girls: Support rallies banned in Abuja,” BBC, June 2, 2014:
Nigerian police have banned public protests in the capital Abuja for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants in April.
Abuja police commissioner Joseph Mbu said the rallies were “now posing a serious security threat”.
Nigeria has seen almost daily rallies calling for the government to take firmer action to rescue the girls.
Boko Haram militants snatched the girls from the remote Chibok village near the Cameroon border on 14 April.
In a statement, Mr Mbu said that public protests had “degenerated” and were now a security threat.
He was also quoted by the state-run Agency of Nigeria as saying that “dangerous elements” could join the demonstrations.
Nigeria’s government has been facing growing pressure both at home and abroad to do more to tackle the group and bring about the girls’ release….