Video of the moment DSS operatives stormed Sowore’s house to arrest him has surfaced on the internet.
The CCTV footage exclusively updated by SaharaReporters showed how operatives of the Department of State Services, gained entrance into the apartment of Omoyele Sowore in Lagos to effect his arrest.
On Sunday, The Department of State Services (DSS) confirmed that its operatives arrested Sowore because he called for a revolution in Nigeria.
DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, while addressing reporters in Abuja Sunday afternoon, said the DSS was “aware” of information that Sowore had been in touch with foreign actors to destabilise Nigeria.
According to him, the DSS is charged with the responsibility of managing, curtailing, containing and eliminating threats against national security.
“These threats include threats of sabotage, threats of subversion, threat of terrorism and, of course, ethnic agitations, separatist agitations, economic sabotage and others.
“If we are operating as a responsible security organisation and someone is calling for revolution in Nigeria, we must understand the meaning of revolution.
“Primarily, it means a revolt, it means insurrection, it means insurgency, it means forceful takeover of government and we are operating democratic system in Nigeria.
“Nigeria is not a banana republic and cannot suddenly be made one. So, the DSS will not just sit by and watch individuals or groups wanting to rise and threaten the peace and unity of the country,” he said.