Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general election called for the staging of the #RevolutionNow in what he described as a protest against bad governance in the country.
He was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his home on Saturday.
The DSS, in a statement, said Sowore was arrested “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.”
The agency called on Nigerians to disregard “threat of revolution” issued by the Sahara Reporters publisher.
Eedris Abdulkareem, on his Instagram page, said:
Marching for the future of our children and generations yet unborn this morning amidst a flurry of teargas canisters being hauled at us by countless armed security operatives!!! Aluta Continua…