New Year protest: Sowore, others arrested in Abuja, taken into custody


LAGOS – Rights activist and Amnesty International designated Prisoner of Conscience, , and other activists in Abuja who were carrying out a peaceful procession to mark the have been arrested by Nigerian security forces, according to Sowore’s portal, SAHARA REPORTERS.

“Eyewitnesses say policemen suspected to be with the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, wounding Sowore before carting him away with other activists at the location,” the portal said in a short report in the wee hours of the , January 1, 2021.

No other details were available and the security agencies were yet to comment on the said arrest as at the time of this report.

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