Former Kaduna Central Senator and critic, Shehu Sani has reacted to the arrest of a former presidential candidate and founder of RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.

Recall that Omoyele Sowore was arrested alongside other activists during a protest which was organised in Abuja against the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday.

According to Sahara Reporters report, police officers attacked and arrested the protesters during a peaceful procession to mark the New Year in Abuja.

Reacting, Sani, in a tweet via his Twitter account on Friday, described Sowore’s arrest as unhelpful to the nation’s image.

“The case of @YeleSowore; it’s unhelpful to the nation’s image and its constitutional democracy when peaceful protesters are treated in the most cruel and uncivilized manner by the state apparatuses.

“The new year’s door is opened with a hammer instead of the key,” Sani tweeted.