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Omoyele Sowore Allegedly Shot by Police Officer During Protest in Abuja

Activist and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was allegedly shot by armed police officer in Abuja today May 31, while staging a protest to demand an end to insecurity in the country.

The activist was shot close to his hip by a gun-wielding policewoman drafted to the Unity Fountain to disperse the protesters.

He confirmed the report by sharing a photo of the wound and wrote ;

Just been shot by a police officer, ACP Atine at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. #RevolutionNow Let the struggle continue even if they take my life!

Similarly, Inibehe Effiong, a lawyer and human rights activist condemned the incident on his Twitter account. He described the conduct of the police as uncivil. 

The lawyer said: @YeleSowore has just been shot by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. The criminal officer is said to be an ACP. 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.” 

 

 

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