The spokesperson of the State Security Service, Ms Maryln Ogar, has denied reports that former Education Minister and the Coordinator of the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, Oby Ezekwesili, was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning.
Ogar said Ezekwesili went through the normal screening at the airport like other Nigerians.
Speaking at the daily briefing at the National Information Centre, Ogar urged people to desist from trivializing security issue.
She said the former minister who was on her way to London, at the time of the briefing, had to be subjected to security check like any other person boarding the plane.
“I wonder where Oby Ezekwesili is right now, because we don’t have such person in any of our detention facilities.
“Somebody has put same question during the Channel rise daily this morning (Monday) and they were clearly told that she is already on her way to the United Kingdom.
“I wouldn’t know how people are advocating for her, you know that statutorily the SSS clears all passengers that travel outside this country or coming in to this country.
“Let people stop to aggregate themselves unnecessary importance, when we have serious security challenges in our hands, security issues must not be shortchanged for any reason,” Ogar insisted.