Over 60 people participating in RevolutionNow protest have been arrested in Abuja by military personnel deployed by the federal government to patrol different parts of the city and apprehend them.
The protesters, who were coming from the Mararaba axis, were arrested around the Unity Fountain and thrown into at least six trucks that whisked them away to an unknown destination.
The security agents are searching every vehicle passing through the route in a bid to identify and apprehend other persons participating in the protest as an order from above..
A convoy of over 50 vehicles loaded with heavily-armed security personnel was seen patrolling the Unity Fountain and Transcorp Junction areas of the city
Citizens in large numbers have already poured out to the streets in major cities across the country in commemoration of the first anniversary of the #RevolutionNow protest that saw Nigerians demanding better governance from the administration of President Muhammad Buhari on August 5, 2019
Men of the Lagos State Police Command have`clamp down on residents who joined the #RevolutionNow protest in the state.
We gathered that no fewer than 20 of the protesters, including Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, were arrested.
One of the protesters, Jamiu Towolawi, said the police also attacked members of the group around the Ikeja Along area, adding that 15 people are missing.
One of the protester’s voice read,
We are currently witnessing a joint madness by the military, police and other security agencies as over 60 of our comrades have been arrested over peaceful #RevolutionNow protest. The Abacha days are here once again.