Scores arrested at different cities in Nigeria as Revolution now protesters return
Scores of protesters across Nigeria are under arrest by security personnel following today’s Revolution Now protest. The Revolution now protest is currently ongoing in major Nigerian cities like Abuja, Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Calabar, and Kano.
The protesters are calling for an end to the bad governance currently bedeviling the Nigeria State under President Muhammadu buhari administration.
The convener of the protest is Former Presidential aspirant and Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore.
Omoyele Sowore first called for the nationwide protest in 2019 but the protesters were met with stiff resistance from the government and security personnel. Omoyele Sowore and scores of protesters were arrested then and sent to detention at the DSS cell.
Weeks after their detention, the protesters were charged to Court on treason and accused of attempt to usurp the buhari administration through revolution by inciting Nigerians against the government in power.
Following weeks of prolonged legal battle, the Court set Sowore and other arrested members of the revolution now protesters free and also fine the Department of State Service, DSS.
“We are back to Sani Abacha like regime under buhari,” says Deji Adeyanju.
Deji Adeyanju, A Human Right Activist and convener of Concerned Nigerians condemned the Federal Government for its use of force against protesters in the country.
Deji Adeyanju also called for the immediate and unconditional release of all the protesters arrested across the country.
Major arrested were carried out by the Nigerian Police in Osogbo, Lagos, and Abuja while those in Abeokuta were dispersed before the protest proper.
Under President buhari, there is an ongoing clampdown on protesters against the government policy.
Today’s arrest makes it the second time the Revolution Now protesters will be arrested and dispersed by the government.