Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has expressed happiness over the fact that the RevolutionNow protests took place in parts of the country.
Sowore, who has refused to eat meals given to him all along by the secret police, expressed gratitude to Nigerians and the international community for their support, urging them to pour out to the streets in protest against bad governance in the country.
Sowore was on Saturday picked from his home in Lagos, following his announcement to shut down Nigeria with ‘protests, beginning from 5th August, 2019
Speaking during the visit of the “Take It Back Movement” to the DSS facility where he is being held, Sowore said “I would like to assure everyone that I am being treated well and in very good health.
“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 for the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested by the police on Monday.”
Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, Director, Media and Communication of the movement, confirmed that Sowore was in high spirits.