- The FG has been asked to ensure Sowore's safety
- US senator Anthony Booker made the call after release of the activist
- Going further, the activist urged the government to stop their attack on the press
The federal government has been asked to ensure the safety of the just released RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.
The call was made by Cory Anthony Booker, a United States senator from New Jersey.
Booker disclosed this in a tweet after the release of Sowore from the custody of the Department of State Services on Tuesday, December 24.
"Glad to hear that Omoyele Sowore has been released from prison, though it’s unfortunate he can’t join his family in NJ for the holidays.
“Now, the Nigerian government must assure his continued safety and security as he awaits his trial and cease their concerning attacks on the press,” he said in the tweet.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the government of the United Kingdom commended the federal government for releasing former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and Sowore.
The commendation was contained in a message from its acting high commissioner in Nigeria, Gill Atkinson.
In the message on the Twitter handle of the UK in Nigeria, Atkinson said their release was a welcome development.
"Hope they get to spend Christmas with loved ones," he added.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has downplayed their release saying there is nothing exciting about it.
Legit.ng reported that the national publicity secretary of the main opposition party, Kola Ologbodiyan, said: "What is exciting about the directive to release these people? Has this changed their penchant for disobedience of court orders and the rule of law? This government has shown to the world that it is only interested in doing things its own ways regardless of the place of law and democratic order."
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