Outrage as Atiku, Soyinka, SERAP, other Nigerians condemn SSS


A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday joined his voice with those of many other Nigerians in condemning the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by officials of the State Security Service (SSS).

The officials of the agency rearrested the activist on the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja a day after the SSS released him.

Mr Sowore and another activist Olawale Bakare, were released on Thursday night on the order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu having spent 124 days in SSS custody. Officials of the SSS forced their way into the courtroom in their bid to rearrest him.

However, joining other Nigerians to condemn the development, Mr Abubakar who was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, described the incident as unfortunate…



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