Crossover protest: Police detain Sowore in Abattoir


There are indications that activist and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, is currently being detained by the police in Abuja.

This is consequent upon a protest he staged last night, alongside some associates, who are said to be in detention with him.

Reports say they are being held in the notorious police unit, ‘Abattoir’ in Lokogama, Abuja.

According to ‘The Punch’, Sowore had before his arrest sent out a series of tweets calling on Nigerians to join him on a protest against the Buhari government.

He had tweeted, “How about a crossover protest/uprising tonight? Anyone willing to participate? Pick up a candle and a placard showing your grievances against the regime; let’s upload our short videos and photos across our social media platforms. Let’s welcome the regime to a resolute 2021!”

It was learnt that scores of armed policemen around midnight accosted the protesters at Gudu Junction injuring some of them in the process.

They were subsequently taken to a police unit infamously known as ‘Abattoir’ in the Lokogoma area of the FCT.

While Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, has confirmed the arrest but said he did not know where he is being detained, Police Public Relations Officer for the FCT, Mariam Yusuf, was said to have refused to speak when she was contacted for comment on Friday.


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