Omoyele Sowore, rights activist and former presidential aspirant, has been reportedly arrested in in the early hours of today in Abuja.
Sowore and other activists, according to Sahara Reporters, were carrying out a peaceful procession to mark the New Year when they were arrested by Nigerian security forces in Abuja.
According to the report, eyewitnesses said policemen suspected to be with the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, injuring Sowore before carting him away with other activists at the location.
Omoyele “Yele” Sowore is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, former presidential candidate, and founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters.
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