Police Detain Daily Trust Reporter, Six Senior Female Cops Over #Bringbackourgirls



Last Thursday’s #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, Daily Trust learnt.


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


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.


This reporter was held up in detention far off from the detention room

of the women, and could not follow up for details.



When called for confirmation, the state Police Public Relations

Officer (PPRP) Mr. Namu Umaru Ismaila said he was not informed enough

to confirm the detention of the six female officers.


“I am not aware. I am not sure,” Mr. Ismaila said.



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