Police, Soldiers lay siege to SaharaReporters Office

Policemen and soldiers on Wednesday morning stormed the office of SaharaReporters, an online platform, in Lagos State.

The armed men have prevented reporters from gaining access to the building located at GRA in Ikeja, the state capital.

A member of staff of the organisation who spoke off the record said the security personnel have been there since 7am.

A reporter who gained access into the building before the said: “They are currently banging the gate asking those of us inside to come out right now.”

The development comes less than two months after Omoyele Sowore, publisher of the medium, was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), over his planned #RevolutionNow protest.

The secret police subsequently accused him of plotting to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and got an order from a magistrate’s court in Abuja to detain him for 45 days.

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