Thugs reportedly attack Freedom Rally for Sowore protesters in Abuja

Some thugs allegedly sponsored by loyalists to President Muhammadu Buhari have attacked Freedom rally for Sowore protesters in Abuja.

Thugs reportedly attack Freedom Rally for Sowore protesters in Abuja

The organizers of the protests had arranged for it to be held in both Lagos and Abuja, and they are demanding the release of Omoyele Sowore, who has been in detention for the past 4 months.

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, activist Deji Adeyanju was among the injured after the Pro-Government protesters hijacked the peaceful rally and started attacking the citizens.

In a social media report, the online media outfit wrote:

Today, citizens‘ peaceful #Freedom rally for Sowore and other political detainees has been halted by hired @MBuhari thugs. It’s a flagrant breach of #HumanRights and #Liberty as enshrined in the constitution including freedom of assembly @adeyanjudeji in critical condition

Sowore is the publisher of Sahara Reporters, an online news publication that focuses on uncovering political scandal and corruption in Nigeria. He was also a presidential candidate in Nigeria’s last elections in February.

He was first arrested on Aug. 3 on charges of treason with the government claiming the activist planned to overthrow the current administration after he called for a protest dubbed “Revolution Now.” He also faces money laundering and cyber-stalking charges.

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