Soldiers, police arrest #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja

Revolution Now protesters

Security forces including the police and the Nigerian Army have arrested several #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja on Wednesday.

Carrying placards and banners, the protesters began the protest around 8 am to demand good governance.

The protesters, many of whom wore orange berets, converged on the Unity Fountain, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama.

They were dispersed when the security forces stormed the location.

In pictures which have gone viral on social media, some of the protesters are seen lying face down on the order of security operatives.

In order to forestall protests, it was gathered security operatives also cordoned off adjoining streets including Aguiyi Ironsi Street.

The protests are running simultaneously in several parts of the country including Lagos.

Reports say protesters who gathered at the Ikeja area of Lagos were dispersed with teargas canisters by security operatives.

The protest at the Ojuelegba axis of Lagos is said to be violence-free with security operatives on the standby.

It was also gathered that police stopped some protesters on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

Leader of the #RevolutionNow movement Omoyele Sowore was detained last year for about three months while court orders for his release were ignored.

The former presidential candidate was later released following outcry.