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DSS operatives fire several shots to ward off  ‘Free-Sowore’ protesters 

DSS operatives fire several shots to ward off  ‘Free-Sowore’ protesters 

Doris Ukaonu

Following the Department of State Services (DSS) refusal to set Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow free for the second time despite court orders, some Nigerians today (November 12) assembled at the service headquarters in Abuja to protest his freedom.

The Protesters who marched carrying placards with several inscriptions demanding Sowore’s release, however, they had no luck with the DSS operatives who responded by firing gunshots and using pepper sprays.

Punch reports that Deji Adeyanju, coordinator of the protest was about speaking to the media about the protest before a myriad of DSS operatives wearing masks chased them away.

The operatives resulted in several gunshots in the air when some of the protesters remained dogged on not leaving the premises. 

On the brink of the outburst, the protesters, however, ran for their lives, leaving behind their placards, and some other belongings.

On November 7,  the DSS was presented with the latest ruling from a Federal High Court in Abuja, alongside a receipt, ordering Sowore’s release, but the DSS remained adamant.

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Sowore has spent more than a hundred days in their custody. He was arrested for calling a national protest against President Muhammadu Buhari led administration under the #RevolutionNow banner.


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