Sowore arrested again in Abuja

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A former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and publisher of an online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has reportedly been arrested in Abuja.

Sowore, who is a covener of the #RevolutionNow movement, was arrested along with other activists, according to Sahara Reporters.

They were said to be 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.

This arrest happened barely a year after the rights activist was released after being arrested in August 2019 by the operatives of the Department for State Security.

He was charged with cyberstalking among others and eventually released on bail in December 2019 after being held incommunicado for four months.

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