Nigerians have taken to social media to demand for the immediate release of a former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last general election, Omoyele Sowore.
The call for his release has been the number trend on Twitter since the news of his arrest broke.
Many Nigerians who are disgusted at the arrest called President Muhammadu Buhari a dictator who uses the security architecture of the state to silence his opponents, which cannot be tolerated in a democratic state.
Sowore, who is also an activist and publisher of Saharareporters was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his Lagos home in the early hours of Saturday.
The National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress, Mr. Inibehe Effiong said that Sowore was arrested for planning a protest.
Sowore, who is a former Student Union President of the University of Lagos, has been arrested by government agencies in the past.