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Charge or release Sowore, don’t detain him – Amnesty International tells FG

We urge the authorities to respect his rights and follow due process. If not charged for any offence, he should be released immediately.”

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Amnesty International (AI), on Saturday, requested the Federal Government to immediately charge, the presidential candidate African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, or release him.

Sowore, who is the human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, and founder of online news agency Sahara Reporter, was earlier arrested on Saturday morning by the operatives of Department of State Service following yet to ascertain reason(s).

Sowore is suspected to be the convener of #RevolutionNow protest scheduled to hold on 5 August 2019.

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The rights group said this in series of tweets, adding that federal government main and follow rule of law.

The tweet read, “AI is concerned about the arrest of Omoyele Sowore by DSS operatives. We urge the authorities to respect his rights and follow due process. If not charged for any offence, he should be released immediately.”

They also requested Nigerian security operatives give attention to sudden disappearance of Abubakar Usman, who they said was abducted by gunmen.

The tweet: “Since Friday night Abubakar Usman @dadiyata was abducted by gunmen from his home in Kaduna. His whereabouts are currently unknown. We call on authorities to investigate this and unite him with his family.”

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