The convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, reportedly spoke on Tuesday from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) detention in Abuja.
He was reported to have expressed satisfaction that the protests went ahead despite his arrest and detention.
“I am pleased that the peaceful protests went ahead. However, knowledge of the sheer number of innocent Nigerians being arrested for exercising their civil rights bothers me,” Sowore’s online newspaper Sahara reporters quoted him as saying when his supporters visited him.
The online newspaper reported: “During the visit by members of the “Take it back movement” to the DSS facility he is being held, Sowore, who had refused to eat meals given to him all along by the secret police, thanked Nigerians and the international community for their support, assuring everyone that he was in good health and has so far been treated fairly in detention.”
He was quoted as saying: “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.”