Revolution Now: Int'l Body Writes DSS
Owoyele Sowore/NAN/Concise

The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Department of State Service (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore.

Concise News had reported that Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was on Saturday arrested by the DSS over the #RevolutionNow protests nationwide.

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However, in a letter tog the Director General of DSS in Abuja on Tuesday, head of Nigeria’s Central Office, Friday Sani said it believes in dialogue to tackle national issues.

“We have been reliably informed by our official representives and volunteers from Nigeria over the developments that are culminating into a planned protest that eventually led to the arrest of some of the said protesters led by one, Omoleye Sowore,” the letter read.

It noted that Nigeria’s democracy was fragile, thus, the need for intervention to finding a lasting peace.

“On this note, we seek the interim release of Omoleye Sowore and other protesters arrested on account of protesting over the call for revolution now,” it added.