Nigerian police ban demonstrations in the capital city of Abuja that demand the government rescue the girls. Commissioner Joseph Mbu notes that the proliferation of protests there is posing a serious security threat and says:
I cannot fold my hands and watch this lawlessness. Information reaching us is that too soon dangerous elements will join the groups under the guise of protest and detonate explosive(s) aimed at embarrassing the government. Accordingly protests on the Chibok Girls is hereby banned with immediate effect.