Nigeria, Dec. 8 -- The civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has condemned the presidency for comparing Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare with Boko Haram militants.

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the presidency on Sunday justifying the treatment of Mr Sowore by the State Security Service (SSS).

"Sowore called for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria.

"He did so on television, and from a privileged position as the owner of a widely read digital newspaper run from the United States of America," Garba Shehu, President Buhari's spokesperson, wrote in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr Shehu was evasive on whether or not the president authorised the disobedie...