After holding a protest in Abuja, Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other activists crossed over into the New Year in police custody.
This development occurred after Sowore beckoned on Nigerians, through series of tweets to join him on a protest against the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari, The Punch reports.
Sowore tweeted, “How about a crossover protest/uprising tonight? Anyone willing to participate? Pick up a candle and a placard showing your grievances against the regime; let’s upload our short videos and photos across our social media platforms. Let’s welcome the regime to a resolute 2021!
“#CrossoverWithProtest against tyrant @mbuhari’s regime, candlelight for #LekkiMassacre; a placard for #EndBadGovernment; procession to usher in #Revolutionary 2021, a fist for victims of repression-frozen bank accounts, malicious prosecution and detention of #Endsars activists.
“#Crossoverwithprotest starts at 11.30 till 12.30 am across Nigeria, a candle, a placard and fireworks to usher in a RESOLUTE 2021 in Nigeria! Join with your friends and neighbours #EndSARS. #ObigboMassacre #LekkiMassacre #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria #BuhariTrainwreck #RevolutionNow.”
During the proest at Gudu Junction It was learnt that scores of armed policemen around midnight accosted the protesters injuring some of them in the process.
Meanwhile, the protesters were subsequently taken to a police unit infamously known as ‘Abattoir’ in the Lokogoma area of the FCT.