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Sowore: Violence Rocks Abuja Protest As Civil Groups Clash

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Violence Rocks Abuja Protest As Civil Groups Clash
Protesters demanding the release of detained activists, journalists

Some Civil groups on Monday clashed in Abuja over calls for the release of detained activists Omoyele Sowore.

The state of confusion created in the streets during the clash left several people injured and hospitalised.

According to Vanguard, at 9:00am, activists from Amnesty International, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Programme, SERAP, and other groups stormed the premises of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, for a freedom rally to impress on the commission to call for an end to the reign of impunity in the country.

But minutes into the mass action, civil groups who believed the actions of the DSS were acting in the best interest of the nation also arrived the scene for a solidarity rally in support of the Federal Government and the security agencies.

In the ensuing civil commotion, violence broke out and several activists were injured. Journalists covering the rally were harassed and their cameras and mobile phones were forcefully hijacked by hoodlums who infiltrated the mass action.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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