Some activists on Sunday in Abuja staged a peaceable protest to demand the discharge of 5 activists arrested at Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja for sporting T-shirts asserting #BuhariMustGo final Sunday.
The activists additionally threatened to occupy and shut down all branches of Dunamis Church throughout the nation by subsequent Sunday if their colleagues are usually not launched by then.
The protesters, who had been earlier harassed by a crew of armed policemen and church safety guards stationed on the auditorium’s gate, determined to carry the protest on the Galadimawa department of the church.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Mr. Damilare Adenola referred to as on the Senior Pastor of the church, Paul Enenche, asking him to make sure the discharge of the younger Nigerians.
According to him, the activists haven’t dedicated any offence identified to regulation.
He mentioned, “Five of our colleagues have been in DSS detention for the past seven days and we went to Dunamis Headquarters today and they attempted to arrest us.
“They used cops to intimidate us and that’s the reason we’ve got come right here and our colleagues are doing this throughout Dunamis branches to vent our anger towards the church for arresting our Christian brothers who got here to church to specific themselves.
“As much as I know and you will agree with me that people have the right to protest and express themselves.
“This is the place we will specific ourselves and we’re sending the message by their department to the General Overseer, Pastor Paul Enenche to instantly swing into motion and be sure that our colleagues are launched from detention. If not by subsequent Sunday, we’re going to occupy all of the branches of Dunamis Church throughout the nation.”
He mentioned it was apparent that the church ordered the arrest of the younger Nigerians for causes greatest identified to the church officers opposite to the declare made by Enenche that the church had no hand within the arrest.
He added that Enenche, the church, and the Department of State Services had been working collectively and orchestrated the arrest of the 5 activists who worshipped and took holy communion proper within the church final Sunday.
Some overzealous policemen and church safety guards had arrested two journalists from The Punch and Roots TV who got here to cowl the protest however had been later launched.