"STOP SHOOTING US!" Security Force Open Fired on Unarmed Pro-Sowore Protesters in Nigeria Capital
Nov. 13, 2019
Nigeria's state security service has fired live rounds to disperse protesters in Abuja, capital city of Nnigeria , demanding the release of detained activist Omoyele Sowore.
The journalist, and founder of New York-based website Sahara Reporters website, has been held in prison for more than three months, following accusations of treason and "cyberstalking" the president.
Mr Sowore has already been granted bail by the court, but continues to be held by the secret police despite the court order.
Up to now, No fatalities have been reported among the dozens of people at Tuesday's demonstration but a journalist from Nigeria's Guardian newspaper was beaten up by state security operatives.
Martins Oloja, who heads the Guardian's editorial board, said incidents like this were now a regular occurrence for journalists in Nigeria.
Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Sunday, raised alarm over hunger strike embarked upon by the originator of #RevolutionNow and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, during 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, and alleged violation of his rights by the Department of State Services, DSS, despite court orders to release him.
Anguished human rights activist onslaught against the authorities, blaming security ignore the voice of the people and alleged open violation against the court despite the order to release the prominent journallist-in-jail.
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