The progenitor of RevolutionNow and Founder of Sahara Reporter, Mr Omoyele Sowore has been shot by a female police officer in Abuja today.
Mr Sowore who was at the Unity Fountain, Abuja to stage a peaceful protest was reportedly hit by a bullet from a female police officer.
In a live video showing details of what transpired at the scene, Sowore was earlier seen singing solidarity song, ”solidarity forever’ before he was hit.
In the video, Sowore and the protesters were teargassed by the police officers. Also, the protestors were seen scampering for their lives after Sowore was shot.
Speaking on the development, Human Right Activist, Barr. Inibehe Effiong who wrote on his Facebook handle said, “Omoyele Sowore has just been shot by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. He is being taken to the hospital for treatment.
The officer fired a teargas cannister directly at his right thigh. Sowore was specifically targeted.
The criminal officer is said to be CSP Atine. I watched Sowore being shot live on Facebook.
This is what Nigeria has been turned into under Buhari. They’ve declared war on the Civic Space.
The FCT Police Commissioner has fenced the Unity Fountain with iron and cables to prevent protests.
This is a criminal offence under the Anti-Torture Act of 2017.”
Meanwhile, Sowore who was later seen in another live video saying, ‘i have been shot by the police’ was driven to a close medical facility for treatment.
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