Sowore speaks from DSS detention, applauds Nigerians for protesting

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Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters, and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, has spoken from the detention of the Department of State Services (DSS), applauding Nigerians for continuing with protests.

He said this on Monday when he was visited by the Take It Back movement at the DSS facility.

He said: “I would like to assure everyone that I am being treated well and in very good health. I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow protests went ahead.

“However, knowledge of the sheer number of innocent Nigerians being arrested for exercising their civil rights bothers me. I join others in demanding for the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested by the police on Monday.”

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Confirming the visit, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, the spokesperson of the group, said, We met him in high spirits, unmoved by the events of the last few days.

“The officers allowed us to present him with food as Sowore had refused all meals since his capture. We are also happy to confirm that Take it Back members will be allowed to bring him food daily as per his wishes.

“The freedom fighter was quick to ask about the movement and supporters as he is aware that there will be a lot of worry about his wellbeing. Indeed, the silver lining in today’s unrest lies in the knowledge that truly, you cannot stop an idea whose time has come.”

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