- The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given the federal government of Nigeria 48 hours to release the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore
- Sowore and a few others were reportedly apprehended by State Agents around Gudu Junction of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the early hours of January 1
Reports have it that the presidential candidate of AAC at the 2019 general elections and a few other persons were taken away by some military men while celebrating New Year.
“Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Omoyele Sowore & other activists reportedly arrested and tortured during a peaceful protest last night in Abuja.
“We’ll take legal/international action if Sowore & others are not released within 48 hours.” SERAP wrote on its Twitter handle today.
Recall that SERAP a few days ago asked President Buhari and the 36 state governors to make known their security votes in the 2021 budget.