Oby Ezekwesili Says DSS Attempted To Stop Her London TripFeatured, Latest News Monday, July 21st, 2014
Leader of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign; Dr Oby Ezekwesili had temporary seizure of her passport by men of the Department of State Security (DSS) at the Abuja International Airport Monday morning.
She was on her way to London to appear on a BBC Hard Talk programme.
Her passport was later released and she tweeted on her Twitter handle @obyezeks about her encounter with the SSS. Her tweets are reproduced below :
IS THIS A DEMOCRACY? I am being detained by the SSS @ Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport . The SSS has REFUSED to GIVE MY PASSPORT TO ME.
On my way to London this morning for my @BBCHARDtalk appearance billed for TOMORROW and the SSS has DETAINED me by WITHHOLDING my PASSPORT
SSS has RELEASED IT. Just barely made the BA flight. Last to board @ 7.55 for an 8.00 am flight that is now taxiing. IS THIS A DEMOCRACY
No ONE can SEIZE my DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS. I REFUSED to let the SSS GET AWAY with TRAMPLING on my CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.
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