Sowore, who was arrested on Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services on account of the planned protest, was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election.
The Punch reports that security agents under the aegis of OP MESA, a joint Internal Security Operational platform made up of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, had surrounded the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, in the early hours of Monday, preventing people from entering the public structure. security agents fired teargas at the unarmed protesters, who sang revolutionary songs. It was also reported that the security agents fired shots. As of the time of filing this report, no casualty has been reported.