Omoyele Sowore Allegedly Shot by Police Officer During Protest in Abuja
— IBILIBEOGADA 💯%🇳🇬 (@Nija_4life) May 31, 2021
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.”