Pandemonium on Tuesday, November 12, rocked Abuja headquarters of Department of State Services (DSS) as operatives of servive fired gun shots and used pepper spray to disperse protesters who were gathered around the service headquarters to demand for the release of Omoyele Sowore.
The Herald reported that the protesters who were carrying several placards were rounding up their sit out when the incident occurred.
Convener of the protest, Deji Adeyanju, was addressing the media on the reason behind the protest when truck loads of operatives some with masks arrived the scene and chased them away.
It was learnt that on sighting some of the protesters who defied the disperse order, an operative pulled out his service pistol and shot several rounds into the air.
Shortly afterwards, another operative used pepper spray to force those who were seated to flee.
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Meanwhile, The Herald reported that the Department of State Services claimed that it wanted to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now movement but nobody came to receive him.
The Herald gathered that DSS made this claim after a federal high court, Abuja ordered the service to release Sowore and let him go. Recalled that Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and later flown to Abuja where he is being detained.
In a statement on Friday,November 9, Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, said while the agency has received the order, no one has visited the DSS to take delivery of the activist.