Nigerians have taken to Twitter to call out president Buhari over the recent arrest of human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, by operatives of the Department of State Services.
Earlier today, the DSS had stormed Sowore’s apartment with four trucks and went on to seize his phones and other electronic gadgets before arresting him.
This is coming after Sowore’s #RevolutionNow campaign began to gain national and international attention.
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Nigerians have now taken to Twitter using the Freesowore hashtag to blast President Buhari for trying to use the DSS to silence Sowore.
See all the reactions below…
If news report of DSS picking up @YeleSowore is confirmed then those behind his arrest sure did not learn from the past, he just had you were he wants you to be. Now we won’t know if #RevolutionNow would have really taken over Nigerian government on Monday. It’s now #FreeSowore
Sowore arrested when his “Orange Revolution” courted ridicule following photographs of him defacing public property. With this, #RevolutionNow will morph into #FreeSowore, whip up public sympathy & prove that whoever ordered this arrest wasn’t so smart.http://therealmnews.com/revolutionnow-how-dss-manhandled-arrested-omoyele-sowore-like-common-criminal/ …
Sowore arrested for wanting a revolution, killer herdsmen walking free 4 killing Innocent people, Boko Haram members freed for claiming repentant.
Nothing can stop an idea dat has come to stay! Revolution we seek, Revolution we will get#FreeSowore#RevolutionNow#BuhariIsACoward
Just Confirmed that one of the leaders of the #RevolutionNow movement Comrade Omoyele Sowore @YeleSowore has been arrested by armed men of the DSS overnight. Those who make peaceful negotiations impossible makes violent revolution inevitable. It has started.#FreeSowore
This cannot happen in Nigeria, Buhari is a military man, he will rather kill half of Nigerians to remain the president or prefer you people breaking @AsoRock doors to before he can resign,Moreover Oshiomole and APC won’t allow it #RevolutionNow #FreeSowore #FreeDadiyata https://twitter.com/ayemojubar/status/1157399930144788482 …Ayemojubar @ayemojubar
Puerto Rico’s governor is stepping down today by 5pm UTC-6 after citizens protested against him to step down for his offensive and unethical comments.
Tyrant don’t listen to discussions, they only listen to protests.#RevolutionNow #Nigerians #Nigeria #ThisIsNotMyNigeria