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Young Nigerian Activists, Japheth Omojuwa & Uche Briggs Allegedly Arrested During Peaceful Protests in Abuja



Information reaching us from social media is that two young Nigerian activists have been arrested during peaceful protests in Abuja. The activists were protesting against the fact that the there has been no justice sought for the lives lost during the National Immigration Service recruitment exercise. Japheth Omojuwa and Uche Briggs are allegedly being held by the NSCDC officials in Abuja. Another activist, known on Twitter as @xeenarh, Azeenah Mohammed was reportedly arrested too after she went to look for Omojuwa.

If this is true, there is surely cause for concern as one wonders what lies ahead for the rest of the polity.
There was a call for young people in Abuja to join the protest earlier in the day.

News of the arrests broke this evening on Twitter.










We are worried for Xeenarh too

Xeenarh was very active and vocal during the Occupy Nigeria protests and we admire her courage and strength. We believe in the power of the collective voices of the people. At a time where there’s so much uncertainty going on, when we’re calling for more people to stand up for what they believe in, this is not the best signal to send out. We’re truly saddened by the turn of events today because it is a painful reminder of a horrible, horrible time in Nigeria. We live in a democracy and if this is true then we, as the Nigerian people, need to channel all the anger we feel into striving to taking back our country. Whether in our offices, or in our housing estates, or even at the polls next year… we can’t sit idly and be taken for granted any longer. We will keep you updated.






  1. jhno

    April 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    after sum peps will come here and campaign for the jonathan,this is the same man that was quick to remove sanusi,yet he harbours a MURDERER call ABBA MORON !

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      April 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      *Dancing* “I believe in Goodluuuuck Jonathan…”

    • Donald-Landon

      April 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Sentencing all the gays and lesbians in Nigeria to 14yrs in jail solves all Nigeria’s problems. Echoing in a baritone voice along with you “I believe in Goodluck Jonathan”

    • Donald-Landon

      April 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Sentencing all the gays and lesbians in Nigeria to 14yrs in jail solves all Nigeria’s problems. Echoing in a baritone voice along with you “I believe in Goodluck Jonathan”

  2. jfk

    April 2, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    what is wrong with this country? what happened to freedom of speech and freedom of movement? Giant of Africa…is this how you treat your citizens for daring to speak out against injustice? Jonathan needs to vacate that seat. He obviously cant tell right from wrong. Nigerian police are big fools. if Nigeria gets better tomorrow, wont their children and grand children benefit from it? why crucify the messenger?

  3. solabomi

    April 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    wicked govt….The blood of the dead is on their hands….Later they will be asking God for forgiveness, when there generations start suffering for their evil deeds….Just heard they have been released….It had beta be true!!

  4. jfk

    April 2, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    kneeling down before Pastor Adeboye will not make Nigerians vote for you. you know what our problems are, fix them Mr Incompetent Jona.

  5. Warri Babe

    April 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks BN, thank you very much….Omojuwa, UcheBriggs and Xeenarh have been released!!!

  6. Ifeanyi

    April 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    …i am yet to meet a more patriotic Nigerian!

    Japhet Omojuwa…He truly Loves Nigeria!

  7. X- Factor

    April 2, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Shame on you ‘Major General’ Jonathan
    Waiting for Reuben ‘Elenu’ Abati to come and speak in tongues as usual
    I pray for the peace and safety of these two heroes!

  8. Dr. N

    April 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Such courage!

  9. Ivie

    April 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm


  10. oyin

    April 2, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Nigeria is a dictatorship country now. You are arrested for your freedom of speech? Thats very sad. Jonathan Goodluck is a dictator.

  11. Deee

    April 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    What sort of Government is this, is this what democracy is supposed to be like? So tired of
    Jonathan’s regime. Let him just leave so we can have a real democratic President who knows what he is doing!

    • John de Beloved

      April 3, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Yes Dee i Agree, but who would that be. Nigeria practices recycling Politics. So sad.

  12. onyi

    April 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    finally Omojuwa can add “been arrested” to his CV, he is an arrogant idiot, why did he go to the man’s personal residence, why did they carry coffins, to what end, you people hear the story before concluding, i was praying he would donate some teeth and maybe a finger to the cause, idiota!

    • Yt

      April 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      You’re very silly for your comment. Is it because none of your family members was amongst the dead? You have a right to protest . And what’s arrogant about standing up for the truth. Should ABBA MORO still be in office after all that happened?
      Shame on you! You’re one of the reasons why our leaders act the way they d and believe they can get away with it.

    • onyi

      April 3, 2014 at 12:20 am

      i have a right to my opinion alright, quite alright no one in my family died, but steps are being taken to fix the mess that was made, so the coffin that was carried to the his house to what end exactly, protest at the office, why go to his personal residence with coffins, also what will be done with the coffins now that the protest is over? abi na for show, listen the protest became something else as soon as the went to Abba moro’s personal residence, personally i think he should be sacked, but carrying coffins to his house, they should have spent the night in jail, trash.

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      April 2, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Chai!!!! I leave you to more eloquent commenters. But I’d like to say Ode ni e mehn!!!

    • ItsbeenGod

      April 3, 2014 at 2:03 am

      @onyi you are such an idiot for saying that,why don’t you come out and protest for freedom and justice…I believe you father also benefit contracts and all sort from moro….silly fool

    • Sugar

      April 3, 2014 at 2:18 am

      You speak like you have no brain. Empty headed mofo.

    • Ib

      April 3, 2014 at 5:03 am

      You deserve a sharp “konk” on the head. Maybe that would reset your brain.

    • Nominee

      April 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Monkey! Maybe if you had lost someone in the stampede you would be grateful to omojuwa or you would protest too! Someone protests for justice and you turn it into a jealous personal fight? Biko take several seats! Enwe!

  13. Iris

    April 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Democracy indeed. Aso Rock, we hail you!

  14. Deedee

    April 2, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I salute the courage of these rare Naija heroes, shame on u, Federal Govt for allowing Abba Moron be in office till date

  15. Olulu

    April 2, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I don’t know who I will vote for in 2015, but I know who I will not vote for #NaijaMustBeGreat

  16. winnie

    April 3, 2014 at 8:45 am

    @Onyin i knw 4 a fact THAT u deserve to be beaten for ur stupid comments! OLODO, MOFO!

  17. Zeeta

    April 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

    @Onyi you are a b*****d. Do you think at all. Our youths are making an effort to stand for what’s right and you have the audacity to say he will add been arrested to his CV. people like you should be shot in the gut. I suggest you keep your mouth shut at all times you piece of shit. He should have followed protocol. Protocol in Nigeria? Are you drunk? Get the eff out of here biko

  18. Stephanie

    April 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Thank God they were released

  19. amaa

    April 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Abaa morro should be sacked ohh Johnathan learn from EGYPT when young educated intellectuals start protesting there is trouble in katanger .

  20. Cornelius

    April 17, 2014 at 4:30 am

    I thought we now have democracy in Nigeria where everybody has the freedom to say whatever the fuck they wanna say?…. seems not! Jonathan, whatever you do today becomes a story tomorrow. Goodluck to you!

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