Updated: March 6, 2021
WASHINGTON (TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA) – Nigerian activists on Tuesday stormed the country’s High Commission in the United Kingdom to demande the immediate and unconditional release of detained New York-based human rights crusader and politician,.
Heavily armed men from the Nigerian secret police stormed a Lagos hotel late last week and arrested Sowore, just two days to nationwide protests he was meant to lead on Monday, August 5.
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The administration of Presidentclaimed it was being proactive by preventing the overthrow of the federal government.
The secret police told journalists that Sowore hadby calling for a revolution.
In London on Tuesday, the activists led by International human rights crusader,, said they were calling for a “social revolution” and not the overthrow of the Buhari administration as mischaracterized by the Nigerian government.
They said a social revolution was their constitutional right, before adding “Free Sowore now”.
The London activists were joining others who had condemned the arrest of Sowore, including, and U.S. State Department decorated activist .
Anger has been metastasizing across the world since Sowore was arrested on August 3 and deep rooted grievances that have remained underneath were beginning to come out.
If one thing, the arrest is uniting Nigerian activists against chronic poverty, mismanagement, rampant corruption and widespread insecurity in their country.