Security operatives block pro-Sowore demonstrators in Abuja


Security operatives in Abuja prevented supporters of the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyole Sowore, from staging a street demonstration to call for his release, on Wednesday

The activists had gathered around the popular Unity Fountain, the usual take-off point of demonstrations in Abuja, but were prevented from marching by the security men.

Leader of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, addressed Sowore’ supporters at Unity Fountain.

He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the #RevolutionNow convener from what he described as “illegal detention.”

Adeyanju said Sowore did not breach any law calling for demonstrations against bad governance in the country and that it was his fundamental human right to do so.

He said the demonstrators were not afraid of arrests, insisting: “The deployment of all the security agents in the North East to Abuja will not stop us from demanding Sowore’s release from custody.”

He said that the security agencies should be prepared for more demonstrations in the days ahead as those calling for good governance in the country would not give up until their goal was achieved.

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