There was palpable tension in the air when six young men wearing Buhari-Must-Go T-Shirts were rounded up on Sunday by security officials of Dunamis International Gospel Church Headquarters in Lugbe, Abuja.
They were said to have been handed over to operatives of the Department of State Services who whisked them away immediately.
The officials were quoted as saying the activists’ presence was constituting a nuisance in the church.
According to the publisher of Sahara Reporters and political activist, Omoyele Sowore, the activists were subsequently handed over to the Department of State Services.
Sowore said that about ten activists went to the church on Sunday morning to worship at the church.
But six of them were surprisingly rounded up and arrested by the church security guards who later handed them over to the operatives of the Department of State Services who whisked them away in a Hilux van and two power bikes.
The activists were manhandled and beaten by the DSS operatives on the church premises, who also seized their mobile phones.
He said” Security men at Dunamis Church have arrested activists wearing #BuhariMustGo t-shirts to their church service, church security later handed over to DSS officials who are currently torturing them. I thought Pastor Dr Paul Enenche was also preaching about justice! The five activists were driven away in a DSS Hilux van and two power bikes. Shame in the house of God.”
When PUNCH correspondent visited Dunamis headquarters, Lugbe, Abuja to confirm the incident, all attempts to speak with the church administrative body proved abortive as protocol officers claimed they were having meetings hence would not be able to talk about the issue at the moment.