Early this morning (Tuesday), a combined team of police, army, air force and some paramilitary personnel was deployed to the streets of Abuja, thus, preventing the protesters from converging.
Prompt News reports that #RevolutionNow group had scheduled a protest for today against ‘bad governance’ at the Unity Fountain at Maitama district in Abuja.
The leader of the group, Omoyele Sowore, tweeting via @YeleSowore, said:
“Police, army and airforce put Abuja in lockdown to frustrate #RevolutionNow.
“Police attack #RevolutionNow members at Unity Fountain in Abuja, protesters arrested and are being brutalized.”
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) August 5, 2020