Political activist and a former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was again arrested in Abuja on January 1st for leading a protest against the Federal Government. Before his arrest, and on December 31, Sowore tweeted, urging the public to join him in the protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. His tweet read ‘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!’
According to Sowore’s medium, Sahara reporters and other eyewitnesses who were able to escape, policemen suspected to be with the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, injuring the former Presidential candidate and others in the process.
They were subsequently taken to a police unit infamously known as ‘abattoir’ in the Lokogoma area of the Federal Capital Territory.