Armed men of the Nigeria Police and soldiers have stormed the office of Sahara Reporters, preventing workers from resuming duty ahead of the planned #RevolutionNow demonstration scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 (today).
According to the Omoyele Sowore owned online news platforms, the security agents in three vehicles are currently stationed in front of its office in Ikeja, Lagos.
The Coalition for Revolution, organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest, had on September 16, announced that there will be demonstrations nationwide.
The group also issued guidelines to protesters willing to take part in peaceful demonstrations.
Co-conveners of the group, Seni Ajai and Baba Aye, said that the guidelines were to ensure orderly conduct on the part of protesters and to show the President Muhammadu Buhari administration that it is a non-violent group demanding good governance in Nigeria.
The group said, “All protesters should assemble at a venue/time decided by the local coordinating team.
“Modalities should be designed to have access to centres for open address and solidarity talks.
“Provisions should be made for distribution of leaflets and display of banners. Pre-arrangement should be made for media coverage.
“All conducts should be peaceful. For briefing and or other needs, coordinators are to link up with the national hub on assigned numbers.”
Omoyele Sowore, Convener of the movement is still in DSS Custody, following a court ruling that he be remanded for 45 days.