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BREAKING: Nigerian Security Operatives Again Arrest Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore

February 24, 2022

SaharaReporters gathered that Sowore was arrested on Thursday in Abuja.

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has again been arrested by Nigerian security operatives.
SaharaReporters gathered that Sowore was arrested on Thursday in Abuja.

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Sowore was picked up as he was leaving the Court of Appeal. He is being taken to Abattoir police division, Abuja, SaharaReporters learnt. 
The reason for the arrest is not known yet. 
This comes a few hours after thugs sponsored by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government attacked him and some of his associates in Abuja.
The attack occurred at about 9:00 am at Gudu in Abuja. The victims were on their way to the Court of Appeal to attend the hearing of an appeal filed by Sowore to challenge the ruling of the Federal High Court, which had declared one Leonard Nzenwa as the Acting Chairman of African Action Congress (AAC).
 
The attackers, who were in paramilitary uniforms and a Toyota Sienna, suddenly blocked the vehicle conveying the activists to court.
The suspected thugs got down and asked the activists to surrender their mobile phones and money.
 
The thugs wielded guns, machetes, knives and other weapons. The assailants vandalised the windshield and windows of the car and beat up five activists, including a woman.
 
It was gathered that the attackers, numbering ten, had targeted their victims and engaged them in a hot chase before carrying out the nefarious.
 
SaharaReporters also gathered that the incident happened a few metres away from a police post in the area.