Why Buhari Arrest Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters on New Year Eve

A former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore and publisher of Sahara Reporters has been arrested for protesting.

Sowore was arrested in the company of other activists during a protest against the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday, January 1, 2021.


Ejes Gist Media understand the protest was organised in Abuja.

According to Sahara Reporters, police officers attacked and arrested the protesters during a peaceful procession to mark the New Year in Abuja.


Also confirming the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, Deji Adeyanju called on police to release him immediately.

Deji Adeyanju tweeted: “PROTEST can never be a crime in a democracy, tyrant Buhari free Sowore now.”

Recall that Sowore before his reported arrest had on his Twitter page called for a nationwide crossover protest against President Buhari’s government.

Omoyele Sowore tweet read: “How about a Cross Over Protest/Uprising tonight? Anyone willing to participate?”


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