Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian activist and owner of an online news agency, Sahara Reporters, has gotten himself in a big mess.
He has revealed to the media that, the government has put out a reward on him to be captured.
The activist announced on his Instagram page that, he received a message suggesting that the Defense Intelligence Academy has placed a reward on him to be captured and killed
In his words he wrote;
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“Info reaching me now is that a signal from Defence Intelligence Agency has put a bounty on my head, that I must be arrested or murdered as they claim I would resist arrest in the next 24hrs! This is from the Defence HQ here is Abuja!
The Inspector General of Police, Adamu is also involved and I am sure the DSS are all involved. Be it known that this can’t affect the struggle for freedom! It doesn’t matter what they do to me, please let this generation never give up, we just have to do this now so that we will never leave the next generation of Nigerians with this recurring nonsense! Thank you!”
What you need to know about the Nigerian activist;
Omoyele “Yele” Sowore is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, former presidential candidate, and founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters.
On 3 August 2019 Sowore was arrested by the Nigerian State Security Service for alleged treason after calling for a protest tagged Revolution Now.