Security operatives led by the Nigeria Police Force on Sunday cordoned the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (Glory Dome) at Lugbe, Abuja.
Dozens of policemen and other plain-clothed state operatives have reportedly taken this step to ward off members of the #Revolutionnow movement who are protesting the arrest of some youths wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Those arrested and detained by theÂ Department of State Services (DSS)Â are Emmanuel Larry, Henry Nwodo, Samuel Gabriel, Ben Manasseh and Anene Udoka.
According toÂ The Guardian, policemen were sighted in the area around the church, while patrol vehicles numbering about four were also parked in strategic locations.
Recall that human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, had threatened another mass protest if the five people arrested for wearing â€˜Buhari Must Goâ€™ T-shirts to the church last Sunday are not released within seven days.
The group at a press conference in Abuja stated that â€œthe arrest and continued detention of these courageous young people have no basis in law and are a contravention of their fundamental human rights to freedom of expression, assembly and freedom of movement as guaranteed under Sections 39, 40, and 41 respectively.â€
â€œWe call on the lawless entity called the DSS to immediately and permanently unconditionally release Emmanuel Larry, Henry Nwodo, Samuel Gabriel, Ben Manasseh and Anene Udoka, as protest remains lawful and democratically permitted in Nigeria,â€Â one of the conveners, Dare Ademola, said.
â€œWe are going to mobilise to storm the church in large numbers to demand the freedom of these activists.â€