Again, Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, has been nabbed by the police for leading a “crossover protest” in Abuja.
They were pinned down for holding a controversial procession to mark the New Year in Abuja.
According to witnesses, they were almost done with the procession when security operatives rounded them up, and many were brutalised in the process.
Acccording to The Cable, a source reportedly said they were taken to Abattoir police station in Abuja, where they are being detained.
Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election, was allegedly injured by the policemen who arrested him.
“Sowore was particularly singled out for torture by the security operatives, who gave him a bloodied nose before whisking him away,” a source reportedly said.
Earlier, Sowore had in a tweet called for the protest across the country.
“How about a CrossOver Protest/Uprising tonight? Anyone willing to participate? Pick up a candle and a placard showing your grievances against the regime, let’s upload our short videos and photos across our SOcial Media platforms. Let’s welcome the regime to a RESOLUTE 2021!” he tweeted.