Sowore ‘shot’ by police officer at rally
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Former presidential candidate and publisher of online news medium, SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, has been “shot” by a police operative in Abuja.
Sowore was reportedly shot on Monday by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.
The police who had already been stationed at the fountain before the arrival of the activist and other protesters opened fire on the unarmed protesters.
Many people also sustained varying degrees of injury during the incident.
It was gathered that Sowore has been rushed to an undisclosed hospital.
An activist, Deji Adeyanju, confirmed the incident, adding that he has been rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.
A lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, also said he watched the shooting live on Facebook, Punch reported.
“The criminal officer is said to be an ACP. I watched Sowore being shot live on Facebook”, Effiong said.