The hashtag #FreeSowore is the number trending topic on Nigerian Twitter at the moment and it comes after the arrest of human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore by operatives of the Department of State Services.
The DSS invaded Sowore’s apartment in the early hours of Saturday, August 3rd 2019 with four trucks, seizing his phones and other electronic gadgets. His whereabouts is currently unknown. Sowore’s #RevolutionNow campaign has gained national and international attention in the last couple of days following a planned nationwide protest scheduled for Monday, August 5th.
Using Freesowore hashtag on Twitter, many Nigerians slammed President Buhari for trying to use the DSS to silence Sowore.
See all the reactions below…
If news report of DSS picking up @YeleSowore is confirmed then those behind his arrest sure did not learn from the past, he just had you were he wants you to be. Now we won’t know if #RevolutionNow would have really taken over Nigerian government on Monday. It’s now #FreeSowore
Sowore arrested when his “Orange Revolution” courted ridicule following photographs of him defacing public property. With this, #RevolutionNow will morph into #FreeSowore, whip up public sympathy & prove that whoever ordered this arrest wasn’t so smart.http://therealmnews.com/revolutionnow-how-dss-manhandled-arrested-omoyele-sowore-like-common-criminal/ …
Sowore arrested for wanting a revolution, killer herdsmen walking free 4 killing Innocent people, Boko Haram members freed for claiming repentant.
Nothing can stop an idea dat has come to stay! Revolution we seek, Revolution we will get#FreeSowore#RevolutionNow#BuhariIsACoward
Just Confirmed that one of the leaders of the #RevolutionNow movement Comrade Omoyele Sowore @YeleSowore has been arrested by armed men of the DSS overnight. Those who make peaceful negotiations impossible makes violent revolution inevitable. It has started.#FreeSowore
This cannot happen in Nigeria, Buhari is a military man, he will rather kill half of Nigerians to remain the president or prefer you people breaking @AsoRock doors to before he can resign,Moreover Oshiomole and APC won’t allow it #RevolutionNow #FreeSowore #FreeDadiyata https://twitter.com/ayemojubar/status/1157399930144788482 …Ayemojubar @ayemojubar
Puerto Rico’s governor is stepping down today by 5pm UTC-6 after citizens protested against him to step down for his offensive and unethical comments.
Tyrant don’t listen to discussions, they only listen to protests.#RevolutionNow #Nigerians #Nigeria #ThisIsNotMyNigeria
If calling for a revolution is treasonable, at least 70% of Nigerians should be in jail. They have called for it at one point or the other, including those in government now when they were out of government! #FreeSowore ! https://twitter.com/sonicyaba/status/1157534921310605312 …pablo john@SonicYabaReplying to @Omojuwa
You maybe right but the issue on ground is revolution and is treasonable!
Omoyele Sowore’s residence in Ikeja evaded around 1:25am, 3rd of August, Sowore arrested by DSS, phone seized.
Yesterday, 2nd of August, Abubakar Dadiyata was abducted by the DSS in Kaduna.