Nigerian activist, Omoyele Sowere has been shot by a female police officer.
The founder of Sahara Reporters, was reportedly shot in Abuja at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.
He sustained gunshots injuries and has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment.
Confirming the development on Twitter, Nigerian lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, wrote:
“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.
@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. pic.twitter.com/PXhSR5Tlre
— Inibehe Effiong (@InibeheEffiong) May 31, 2021
— Ridwan Ajayi (@RidwanAjayi_) May 31, 2021
activist and politician, Omoyele Sowore has been rushed to a hospital after he was reportedly shot by a female police officer in Abuja.
According to photos posted by Politics Nigeria, the Ex-AAC Presidential candidate could be seen lying on a hospital bed receiving treatment after he was shot on Monday morning.
The incident happened as he alongside others protested at Unity Fountain, Abuja.
Nigerians have condemned the shooting.
Activist, Deji Adeyanju tweeted: “My brother @YeleSowore just got shot by the police at Unity Fountain. On my way to the fountain for the insecurity rally but just watched how he was shot on Facebook live now.”
“I know Altine very well. We will never let this go unpunished. NEVER”. As at the time of filing this report, Sowore is stable and responding well to treatment.