Nigerians have reacted after human rights activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore raised an alarm over an alleged plot by the Nigerian Government to rearrest him amidst the coronavirus scare in the country.
“Following the revelation by SaharaReporters that the Chief of Staff to Buhari, Abba Kyari, contracted Coronavirus and subsequent revelations about the criminal conducts/negligence that has brought Nigeria to the nadir of this global pandemic, the Buhari regime today sent some high powered delegation to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria to help procure a detention order against me,” Sowere writes on his Facebook page.
According to him, the government plans to arrest him and infect him with the coronavirus. Nigerians have taken to the Twitter community to react differently to the post from the activist.
Whilst some of them are upset that he was pulling such stunt, others were sympathetic to the claims.
See some of the various reactions below:
The height of irresponsibility is going after Sowore , because Sahara Reporters did their job.
The Federal government can't just get tired of impunity…
— Obinna Ezechukwu (@EzechukwuObinn2) March 26, 2020
It is important to inform you that we are facing some unusual circumstances, and the days ahead might be very tense and difficult, but we will conquer.
I am urging all to stand firm, unbowed and unbroken.
– Omoyele Sowore pic.twitter.com/wvrlgPxFEV
— Ajayi Enigma Richardson (@AjayiEnigma) March 27, 2020
If you think FG is not trying to use this crisis to kill Sowore, it's because you've not been paying attention, or just being utterly mischievous.
— Alfa Sunday ? (@EmperorTrilion) March 27, 2020
— Free Dadiyata (@ifemosumichael) March 27, 2020
Sowore is useless…He should be kept permanently where he will rot in hell forevermore…He's a bastard… https://t.co/NCnKsM57Tr
— Maj. Gen.Tiamiyu Lawal Kano (@lawalt2010) March 27, 2020
I don’t just know what’s wrong with you sir. Please we are worried about corona virus don’t be disturbing with sowore. Dan Allah don’t disturb us https://t.co/QTmFObHP3y
— abdulhadibarde (@dan_barde001) March 26, 2020
Sowore should just go and sleep somewhere for now abeg.
We got a serious issue to handle..
Ko ma distract wa pelu personal problem e
— Dr.G (@iamSwaga01) March 27, 2020