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DSS Finally Breaks Silence, Confirms Sowore’s Arrest With Reasons

The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally broken its silence to confirm the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, a presidential candidate and editor of a popular online news website, Sahara Reporters.

GISTOK understands that the DSS in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday excused Sowore’s arrest for his protest scheduled for Monday, August 5, labeled “Revolution Now.”

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The security agency, in its statement, said Sowore threatened public peace and security with its planned protest. The DSS statement will arrive about 24 hours after Sowore’s arrest at his home on Saturday, August 3.

While talking about Sowore’s arrest, DSS spokesman Peter Afunaya said Sunday that Sowore crossed the red line calling for a revolution.

He said the secret police would not “stand idly by and watch any individual, group and their cohorts stand up and threaten the peace, unity, and constitutionalism of the country.”

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“Although there is already apprehension and anxiety among citizens, we wish to assure the friends of Nigeria and other law-abiding citizens that there will be no revolution of any kind on Monday, August 5, 2019,” he said.

“A democratically elected government is in charge, and we cannot allow any person or group to foster chaos or enliven the ember of the revolution.”