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Revolution Now: Ibrahim Dan Arrested By DSS For Supporting Sowore On Facebook

A former Editor at Daily Trust Newspaper,
Mr. Ibrahim Dan Halilu, has been arrested
by operatives of the Department of State
Services, DSS, Igbere TV has learnt.
Igbere learned that Halilu, ex politics editor
for the news outfit, was picked in Kaduna
State on Monday over a Facebook post
supporting the activities of the #
RevolutionNow movement.
The journalist is not the first to be arrested
by the secret police over the movement.
Convener of the group and publisher,
SaharaReporters, Omoleye Soworu, was
picked by the DSS on Saturday at his Lagos
residence, Igbere TV had reported.
Similarly, two journalists with the news
outfit (Victor Ogungbenro and Tosin
Olajuwon) were picked at different locations
in Lagos and Ondo States during today's #
RevolutionNow protest, with the Lagos
office of SaharaReporters under heavy
surveillance.
Operatives of DSS, Igbere TV gathered,
stormed Mr. Halilu’s residence in Kaduna
State, at about 2am Monday night and
whisked him away in a ‘commando’ style.
A quick look at Halilu’s Facebook timeline
by Igbere TV, showed that he endorsed and
supported the activities of #RevolutionNow
led by Omoyele Sowore, in a lengthy post.
The post reads: “I feel I should share
because it resonates with me. If resonates
with you too, please share until all
oppressed people of Nigeria get the
message and domesticate it. This is #Not
the Nigeria of My Dream.
“Somebody asked me why we need a
revolution now, this was my reply: The aim
of the revolution is to challenge the
uncommon hardship why we have 16m
children on the street; challenge why we
have become the poverty capital of the
world; challenge why we have 20 persons
with corrupt cases as federal legislators and
would-be Ministers.
“We need to restructure the country. We
need to put an end to trillions spent on
electricity while we live in darkness and pay
estimated bill for electricity and meters.
Why do we have huge oil reserves but our
refineries are dead and we are re-importing
what we exported as crude oil? It is time to
ask why those in government travel abroad
for medical care when they have left our
hospitals dilapidated; why they send their
children to school abroad when our children
learn under mango trees.
“We are revolting against the continuing
killings that have left 20,000 Nigerians dead
while those in office move around under
state paid security and do nothing. We are
revolting against the because over a
thousand Nigerians soldiers killed by Boko
Haram have been secretly buried without
identifiable graves, dignity or honour. $16m
was purportedly spent on mosquito nets but
our children die daily from malaria. $320m
Abacha loot was purportedly distributed to
the poor. Where is the verifiable list?
N500bn was purportedly distributed to the
poor as so-called Trader-moni. Where is
the verifiable list?
“…With divine grace, God gave us about 40
natural resources spread across the length
and breadth of the country. No country on
mother earth is as blessed! The persons
destroying Nigeria in and out of government
are less than 10,000. For how long will the
201 million of us be silent? Forever? It will
be sheer stupidity and very unfair of us to
be silent and bequeath today’s sorry
Nigeria to our children. For how long shall
we continue to endure bad leadership from
certificate forgers, election riggers, ritualists
and yahoo politicians, hoping upon hope for
a better tomorrow when things get worse
by the day? We are too rich to be poor. We
are too blessed to be a mockery of the
world!!! No!!!”.
Friends of the journalist have taken to
social media to react to the development,
with many many criticizing the President
Muhammadu Buhari led administration and
the DSS.
See some reactions below...

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