Activist held in Nigeria since 2019 welcomed dwelling to N.J. with cheers — and a slice of pizza

Activist held in Nigeria since 2019 welcomed dwelling to N.J. with cheers — and a slice of pizza
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Rep. Josh Gottheimer welcomed Omoyele Sowore dwelling to Haworth with a pizza throughout a homecoming celebration at Haworth borough corridor on 3/9/24. Sowore, a journalist was detained for greater than 4 years by Nigerian authorities, accused of organizing a protest in opposition to the federal government.Courtesy of the workplace of Rep. Josh Gottheimer

It’s been a special type of homecoming for Omoyele Sowore and the Borough of Haworth. The Nigerian-born journalist and activist is lastly free after greater than 4 years in captivity for the “crime” of talking out in opposition to the federal government in his homeland.

Sowore, the writer the pro-democracy web site Sahara Reporters, acquired a hero’s welcome – and a slice of pizza – at borough corridor on March 9, the place he was reunited together with his household and the group that has been working for his launch ever since August of 2019, when Nigerian police arrested him for organizing an illustration in opposition to the federal government led by Muhammadu Buhari, who was president on the time.

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