Abuja, capital of Nigeria has been thrown into a state of commotion after military officers arrested protesters of #RevolutionNow movement.
According to Sahara Reporters, over 40 persons have been whisked to an unknown destination for participating in #RevolutionNow protest.
The protest was staged to mark one year commemoration of the movement which was launched exactly a year ago Aug 4, 2019 by Omoyele Sowore to criticise the perceived maladministration of President Buhari’s governance.
Shortly into the protest at Mararaba axis, uniformed military personnel stormed the place and carted the protesters into minivans.
According to Sahara Reporters, a convoy of 50 vehicles have begun to patrol Transcorp Junction and Unity Fountain in order to secure more arrests.
Reacting to the incident, Deji Adeyanju, Human Rights Activist wrote;
We are currently witnessing a joint madness by the military, police and other security agencies as over 60 of our comrades have been arrested over peaceful #RevolutionNow protest. The Abacha days are here once again.
Another citizen @Adegboy57492550 claimed a similar incident happened in Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria
#RevolutionNow Policemen disrupt a peaceful protest in Osun State, Osogbo. Protesters were arrested for only speaking the rights and voicing out their ills. We are all in this mess together, but the Oppressing Tools doesn’t want to know.
It will be recalled that Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement was held in detention of Department of State Services (DSS) for four months ahead of a planned nationwide protest slated for Aug 3, 2019.
Citizens speculated that the intervention of United States Government may have played a huge role in the freedom of the Human Rights Activist.