#FreeSowore trends as Omoyele Sowore and other activists are reportedly arrested in Abuja

#FreeSowre is trending on Twitter following reports Omoyele Sowore and other activists were brutalised and arrested by security forces in Abuja.

Sowore and other activists were reportedly completing a peaceful procession to mark the New Year . The activists were almost through with their crossover procession when about seven loaded vans of the Nigerian security forces swooped on them, brutalising everyone at sight, SaharaReporters reports.

The publication adds that eyewitnesses say cops suspected to be the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, wounding Sowore before whisking him away with other activists from the situation .

They were taken to Abattoir police headquarters of the allegedly disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit in Abuja, where they're allegedly being tortured and detained.

Journalist/activist Oluwatosin Adeniji tweeted: "UPDATE: it's been confirmed that @PoliceNG abducted @YeleSowore and a couple of others. They were mortally injured and are currently at a police headquarters called Abattoir in Abuja.

 #FreeSowore #Jan1st."

She added: "@YeleSowore complained of nose bleeding once I spoke with him. He wasn’t sounding great. @PoliceNG nothing must happen to him and therefore the others #FreeSowore."

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