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Free Sowore Trend On Twitter, As Rumour Of Arrest Trails Activist




There are reports that Omoyele Sowore and other activist have been arrested in Abuja.

The report said that they were brutalised and arrested by security forces thus seeing “Free Sowore” trending on Twitter.

Sowore and other activists were reportedly carrying out a peaceful procession to mark the New Year when about seven loaded vans of the Nigerian security forces swooped on them, brutalising everyone at sight, Sahara Reporters reports.


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


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 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.”

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