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"Any harm that comes to Sowore, there will be consequences”, US Senator react Over Sowore's Rearrest

The US Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey has reacted over the assault and abduction of the owner of the Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Security (DSS) in the Federal High Court.

He said “We are watching and will be reviewing our relationship with the Nigeria government and any harm that comes to Sowore, there will be consequences"

Senator Menendez made this known while addressing the world press conference with Sowore’s wife

"This is a shocking affront to the country’s rule of law and Nigeria must cease its dangerous attacks on freedom of expression." he added.

US Senator Cory Booker, who also joined Senator Bob Menendez, in condemning the assault and rearrest of Omoyele Sowore in court. Senator Booker is a ranking member of the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee.

During the press conference, Senator Menendez said the brutal manner in which Sowore was arrested was a blatant miscarriage of justice and promised to have his country intervene on the matter.

Booker, who also reacted, described the situation as dangerous and promised to assent to any move that will uphold the rule of law in Nigeria.

He said, "It’s appalling that a Nigerian journalist, Omoyele Sowore, was rearrested in Nigeria hours after his release"

"This is a shocking affront to the country’s rule of law and Nigeria must cease its dangerous attacks on freedom of expression." he added.



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