Omoyele Sowore, activist, founder of the anti-corruption news service “Sahara Reporters” and former presidential candidate. Sowore launched his Revolution Now movement in part, he said, because recent elections which returned President Mohammadu Buhari to power were not credible. But the calls for revolution were unlawful, according to the security officers.
Suspected miscreants on Monday attacked and disrupted a peaceful protest organised by a coalition of civil society groups over the continued detention of RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore.
The activists had gathered at the National Human Rights Commission in Maitama, Abuja, to present a letter to the chairman of the commission when they were attacked by the hoodlums.
The youths descended on one of the coalition leaders, Deji Adeyanju, as the other campaigners and journalists scampered for safety.
Adeyanju sustained some injuries and was subsequently rescued from his assailants.
He is presently being treated at an unidentified hospital.