Fearless members of the #RevolutionNow movement dared security operatives on Thursday morning, taking to the streets in parts of the country in defiance of orders not to stain the nation’s 60th independence anniversary celebration with anti-government protests.
A video shared on Twitter by the Founder and Leader of the movement, Mr. Omoyole Sowore, showed some members protesting along the Keffi – Abuja road near the nation’s capital.
There was no report of any confrontation with security agents.
However, the story was different in Lagos and Osun states. In Lagos, no fewer than 20 #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested after they stormed Ojota and Maryland, chanting anti-government songs before security operatives scooped on them.
Similarly, in Osogbo, capital of Osun State, #RevolutionNow protesters who converged on Nelson Mandela Park, Old Garage around 9 am, were dispersed almost immediately.
A report from the area however said that they regrouped at Oke-Fia junction and later marched through Old Garage, Orisunbare and Ola-Iya junction, chanting anti-government songs and distributing flyers stating reasons for their agitations.