Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday confirmed that its operatives arrested Omoyele Sowore because he called for a revolution in Nigeria.
Reported that Sowore, the convener of planned Revolution Now protest against bad governance, was arrested at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday
DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, while addressing reporters in Abuja Sunday afternoon, said Sowore was taken into custody after they received information that Sowore had been in touch with foreign actors to destabilise Nigeria
The DSS official further assured foreign countries of their safety ahead of Monday’s revolution protest planned by Omoyele Sowore, who is in detention.
Afunaya, insisted that Sowore crossed the red line after he called for a revolution over alleged bad governance, insecurity and corruption, among others
Afunaya, who described revolution as insurgency, revolt, insurrection and forceful takeover of government, added that Nigeria is not a Banana Republic and cannot be made one by the likes of Sowore.
He emphasized that DSS will not allow self-centered and violence-inclined persons to take law into their own hands.
“Though there is apprehension and anxiety among citizens already, we wish to assure friends of Nigeria, and other law-abiding citizens, that there will be no revolution of any kind come Monday, August 5, 2019.
“A democratically elected government is in charge, and we cannot allow any person or group to foment chaos or fan the ember of revolution,” he said.