The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested online medium, Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omowole Sowore.

Sahara Reporters announced that Sowore who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 presidential election, was arrested by DSS operatives in the early hours of Saturday at about 1.25 his apartment.

Sowore had also posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am:

Sahara Reporters added that an eyewitness confirmed that his phone was forcefully taken from him.

The medium says Sowore’s “arrest and detention are not unconnected to #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria scheduled for August 5, 2019.”