Rights activist and Convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the Nigerian Government of plotting to arrest and kill him.
The alarm by the activist comes as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government continues its clampdown on major actors and promoters of the #ENDSARS protest.
In a post on Twitter on Wednesday, Sowore said that the Nigerian military had put a bounty on his head for him to be either arrested or killed.
#RevolutionNow Info reaching me now is that a signal from DIA has put a bounty on my head, that I must be arrested or murdered as they claim Iâd resist arrest in the next 24hrs! This is from the Defence HQ here is Abuja! Be it known that this canât affect the struggle for freedom— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) November 11, 2020
Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami @MalamiSan and new chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari and @HQNigerianArmy chief, Buratai are all involved! @cenbank Governor, Godwin Emefiele is bankrolling the deadly plot— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) November 11, 2020
Just yesterday @MalamiSan went to an FCT court headed by Justice AB Muhammed to obtain an exparte order against me and @SaharaReporters, he want to make it look like his part of it is âcivilâ to pretend he wasnât part of the assassination squad they put together!— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) November 11, 2020
Over the week their minions wrote press releases, letters to foreign embassies, @TheNationNews was generous in claiming some âGenuine EndSarsâ people want me arrested. The @HQNigerianArmy had a team of @twitter influencers on Sunday suggesting I should be assassinated— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) November 11, 2020
Sowore was arrested in the early hours of August 3, 2019 by operatives of the Department of State Services for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceful demonstrations on August 5 to demand a better country from the administration of President Buhari.
He was kept in unlawful detention from that period until December 5, 2019 when he was finally released on bail despite two court orders earlier sanctioning his freedom.
In a twist of events, DSS operatives invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja on December 6, 2019 to rearrest him without any court order.
VIDEO: DSS Officer Strangles Sowore, Brandish Guns In Attempt To Rearrest Him pic.twitter.com/hVXfcVVlc5— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) December 6, 2019
He remained in unlawful detention until 18 days later when he was released by the secret police for the second time.
The journalist remains confined to Abuja as one of his bail conditions forbids him from leaving the city or speaking with journalists until the end of his trial.