#Don’tForgetSowore: Timeline Of An Activist’s 90 Days In DSS Detention

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:15 pm

Nigeria’s vocal pro-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore, has been in the detention of the Nigerian government since his abduction by operatives of the Department of State Services on the midnight of August 3, 2019.

Sowore had organized a peaceful protest tagged #RevolutionNow, which was scheduled for August 5, 2019. The #RevolutionNow protest was targeted at demanding better governance and improvement in the welfare of Nigerians as millions of people grapple with multidimensional poverty, often living on less than $2 a day.

His call for peaceful protests across the nation was met with stiff opposition by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime. Two days to the protest, Sowore was abducted, Gestapo-style in his apartment by heavily armed operatives of the DSS. Since then, he has been in detention, charged to court, granted bail but was not released.