Sowore Begins Hunger Strike As Police Denies Him Books

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Subsequent to the illegal arrest of human right activist and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and other activists, three of the five arrested demanded for books.

Items such as food, books and wears to the station for the activists this evening. But to the surprise of Sowore’s lawyer, an officer stopped them from accessing the books but allowed for food and clothes.

Sowore and others immediately rejected the food and cloth items as Sowore noted that: “I cannot feed my stomach when I haven’t fed my brain.”

Juwon Sanyaolu, Damilare Adenola, Peter, and Kimrere also joined the hunger strike while also rejecting the clothes.

Sowore and four others were arrested in Abuja while carrying out a peaceful procession to mark the New Year celebration.

The activists were almost done with their crossover procession when about seven vans loaded with Nigerian security men arrived at the scene. The security the brutalised everyone on sight.

They were taken to the dreaded Abattoir Police Station, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit in Gusape, Abuja, where they are currently being tortured and detained.

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