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#FreeSowore: “Again!, Nigerian Police Reportedly Arrest Sowore and some Activists in Abuja on New Year’s Eve – Eyewitness report2 min read

Freesowore with hashtag #FreeSowore is trending on Twitter as reports have it that Omoyele Sowore and other Activists were brutalized and arrested by security forces in Abuja on the 31st of December, 2020.

 

Eyewitnesses say policemen suspected to be with the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, wounding Sowore before carting him away with other activists and peaceful protesters. This is Why Freesowore with hashtag #FreeSowore has been Trending on Twitter!

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Again, the Muhammadu Buhari-led government of Nigeria displayed its disdain for human rights and peaceful assembly when security forces arrested the Founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, as well other protesters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

 

Sowore and other activists were reportedly carrying out a peaceful procession to mark the New Year. The activists were almost done with their crossover procession when about seven loaded vans of the Nigerian security forces swooped on them, brutalizing everyone at sight, Sahara Reporters writes.

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READ MORE: “How Sowore, Others Were Illegally Arrested, Brutalized In Abuja”

 

#FreeSowore trends as Omoyele Sowore and other activists are reportedly arrested in Abuja

 

The publication adds that eyewitnesses say police officers suspected to be the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, wounding Sowore before whisking him away with other activists from the location.

 

They were taken to Abattoir police station of the allegedly disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit in Abuja, where they are allegedly being tortured and detained.

 

Journalist/activist Oluwatosin Adeniji tweeted:

“UPDATE: It has been confirmed that @PoliceNG abducted @YeleSowore and a few others. They were mortally injured and are currently at a police station called Abattoir in Abuja. #FreeSowore #Jan1st.”

 

She added:

“@YeleSowore complained of nose bleeding when I spoke with him. He wasn’t sounding great. @PoliceNG nothing must happen to him and the others #FreeSowore.”

 

#FreeSowore trends as Omoyele Sowore and other activists are reportedly arrested in Abuja

 

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#FreeSowore trends as Omoyele Sowore and other activists are reportedly arrested in Abuja

#FreeSowore trends as Omoyele Sowore and other activists are reportedly arrested in Abuja

#FreeSowore trends as Omoyele Sowore and other activists are reportedly arrested in Abuja

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