Army, Police, DSS storm UI over revolution now protest
Teams of security operatives on Monday stormed the main entrance of the University of Ibadan in a bid to stop the planned nationwide protest spearheaded by the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omowole Sowore.
Our correspondent who was the gate observed that the presence of a large number of security operatives in around the main gate of the premier university took many students, lecturers and other visitors by surprise.
Mr. Sowore was arrested on Saturday by the State Security Service. His arrest has been widely criticized by Nigerians.
Some of the students who declined interview on camera disclosed that team of police, SSS, Nigerian Army and NSCDC took over the university’s main gate as early as 6:30 a.m. in anticipation of the protest.
The security agents did, however, not prevent any movement despite their heavy presence but prevented journalists from taking their shots and pictures. There was no protest in the area.
The Oyo State Police Command in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu cautioned residents of the state to steer clear of the planned protest tagged: “Revolution’ March Against the Federal Government of Nigeria adding that the command will not fold its arm and allow any group to cause anarchy in the state.
Olukolu described the coalition as an illegal group attempting to incite the generality of the people to join a planned ‘Revolution’ March Against the Federal Government of Nigeria mainly to force a regime change in the country.