I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow protests went ahead. – Sowore
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Few days after the Armed abduction of the gallant warrior, freedom fighter, human rights campaigner and the captain of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, by the secret police of the Department of State Service from his hotel in the early hours of Saturday morning, he addresses his followers and guarantees them ‘Victoria Ascerta.’
He was arrested in order to put a stop to the proposed protest against bad governance, but his followers weren’t intimidated with their leader detention and came out in mass in different states of the country and outside Nigeria despite the security men restriction, and were able to make their demand known.
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Reports gathered from the members of the “Take It Back Movement” during their courtesy visit to Omoyele Sowore at the DSS detention revealed that “he refused to eat meals given to him all along by the secret police,” but immediately on arrival appreciate all fearless Nigerians and the international bodies for their support.
He assures them, “He’s in good health and has so far been treated fairly in detention.”
“I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow protests went ahead.
“However, knowledge of the sheer number of innocent Nigerians being arrested for exercising their civil rights bothers me.
“I join others in demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested by the police on Monday.”
The delegation which visited him was led by the Director, Media and Communication of the movement, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi.
According to the full statement released:
“At 6 pm today, August 5, 2019, members of the Take it Back Movement were allowed to visit with our convener, Omoyele Sowore, for the first time since his armed abduction in the early hours last Saturday, August 3.”
“We met him in high spirits, unmoved by the events of the last few days.”
“The officers allowed us to present him with food as Sowore had refused all meals since his capture
“We are also happy to confirm that Take it Back members will be allowed to bring him food daily as per his wishes.”, he added.
He further said, “The freedom fighter was quick to ask about the movement and supporters as he is aware that there will be a lot of worry about his wellbeing.”
He concluded that “Indeed, the silver lining in today’s unrest lies in the knowledge that truly, you cannot stop an idea whose time has come. The Take it Back Movement will continue to agitate for his release as well as that of comrades whose voices this oppressive regime has tried to silence.”
“This visit was a small win, but we will not rest until we are free and free, indeed.”