The intolerance of the Buhari regime to dissent rolled into the New Year with the manhandling and arrest of the Publisher of Saharareporters, Omoyele Sowore, and some comrades on a peaceful street protest.
Policemen apparently acting on “orders from above” swooped on the revolutionary figure in Abuja and attacked him before bungling him and others to an unknown destination.
The regime’s high level of disdain for disdain has been widely condemned in Nigeria and around the world and will definitely start it off on a low note in 2021.
Sowore and an associate, Olumide Bakare aka Mandate are currently standing trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged treasonable felony.
A little over a year ago, they were abducted from the court by State Security Service agents who fired gunshots after the court granted them bail.
They were released after the Buhari regime bowed to international pressure from two United States Congressmen..