Pro-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore has been arrested by Nigeria Security.

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“DSS invades Sowore’s”.

Activist and publisher, Omoyele Sowore.

Pro-democracy activist, and former Nigeria presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Department of State Security, (DSS).

Sowore was the presidential candidate under the African Action Congress during the 2019 election and is the Publisher of Sahara reporters where the news also was first reported.

At exactly 1.25am, the distress tweet went out from Sowore’s account. An eyewitness later confirms his phone was forcefully taken from him by the security operatives.

His tweet reads
 “DSS invades Sowore’s”.

According to reports, Mr Omoyele was picked up at his apartment at about 1. am this morning and he managed to post a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am.

According to reports by Sahara Reporters,
the publisher and convener of the #Revolutionnow campaign, Omoyele was arrested in his apartment in the early hours of today, Saturday August 3rd. The DSS invaded his apartment with four trucks, seizing his phones and other electronic gadgets. His whereabouts is currently unknown.

His arrest is certainly connected with the #RevolutionNow which is being spearheaded by Mr Omoyele. The #RevolutionNow , a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria has began to gain massive traction by disgruntled Nigerian citizens home and abroad, both on social media and on ground. The movement was scheduled to begin on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Revolution Now Campaign symbol.

Deji Adeyanju has taken to Twitter to share his conversation with ‘Lagos SUG leader’ who reportedly witnessed the arrest as shown below.

Faustina Anyanwu
Faustina Anyanwu
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