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BREAKING: Security Agents Arrest Sowore, Others During Protest To Herald New Year

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Security agents have reportedly arrested firebrand rights activist and Amnesty International designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore.

BIGPEN reports that Sowore was picked up alongside other activists in Abuja on Thursday night.

Sowore and others were carrying out a peaceful procession to mark the New Year at the nation’s capital when Nigerian security forces, swooped on them.

According to eyewitnesses, 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, report say.

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