Nigerian security forces vs #RevolutionNow in Lagos

The government of Nigeria deployed aerial surveillance to the venue of #RevolutionNow symposium as part of plans to prevent the programme from taking place on Monday (19.08.2019).

Prominent Nigerians like Prof. Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, among others were billed to speak at the event.

It was earlier reported that security operatives arrived at the venue of the symposium as early as 7 am preventing organizers and operators of the facility from going in.

A helicopter with RRS’ inscription was seen hovering over the area.

Andrew Gift, a journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation who was arrested at the event, has been released.

Sahara Reporters confirm he was released at 10:50 am.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, Gift said he was arrested and taken to a police van and asked to delete videos he had recorded.

Several security operatives were all over the premises of the venue for the scheduled #RevolutionNow symposium, with many of the agents stationed outside.