Operatives of the Department of State Security on Monday morning seized the international passport of the Coordinator of the BringBackOurGirls group and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Ezekwesili was on her way to London to attend a function when her passport was confiscated by the security operatives and she was prevented from boarding the flight.
Her passport was, however, released to her about 30 minutes later and the BBOG campaigner was allowed to board the plane.
A BBOG spokesperson, Rotimi Olawale, confirmed to our correspondent that Ezekwesili’s travelling document was seized by security operatives and later released to her.
He said, “Oby’s passport was seized by security operatives at the Nnamdi International Airport, Abuja, for about 30 minutes and she was prevented from boarding her plane. But she has now been released and she is on her way to London for her engagement.”
Ezekwesili later tweeted to her followers that she did not allow the security personnel to trample on her rights.
She tweeted, “@obyezeks: No one can seize my democratic rights. I refused to let the SSS get away with trampling on my constitutional rights.”