Video: Sowore rescues civilians from soldiers along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore

African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore on Saturday rescued some civilians who were being tortured by soldiers along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Sahara Reporter publisher narrated the experience in a Facebook post.

The post reads: “On my way from Redemption Camp today, I ran into a detachment of soldiers subjecting some Nigerians to abuse and public humiliation on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

“I alighted and approached the soldiers to ask why, they explained that the men were driving ‘too close’ to their vehicle and they had suspicion that they could be ‘dangerous’.

“As an activist, I am familiar with this tactic by soldiers, so, I told them it was not their duty to carry out arrests and that if they considered them suspects it was the job of the police to investigate and prosecute them.

“This confirms our position in running for office of the commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to decrease military presence on civilian territory so that our soldiers can concentrate on defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria rather than descending on civilians over every flimsy excuse on matters that should be the duty of the Police.

“As usual, the situation became tense but after a series of exchanges including a demand that we delete the video-which I resisted- the civilians were released.”