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Omoyele Sowore Shot by Police Officer in Abuja

Omoyele Sowore Shot by Police Officer in Abuja

Omoyele Sowore Shot by Police Officer in Abuja

  • Political activist Omoyele Sowore has reportedly been attacked by members of the police force in Abuja

  • According to some claims, the policewoman shot at him, leading to an injury

  • Premium Times however claimed that it was a teargas canister that was shot at him.

Political activist and Sahara Reporters founder Omoyele Sowore had reportedly been attacked by the police in Abuja.

Omoyele Sowore

According to reports, a female police officer fired a teargas canister at the former presidential contestant who came to the Unity Fountain in Abuja to protest.

Other reports claimed that Sowore was shot and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The news was also confirmed by popular lawyer Inibehe Effiong in a post on Twitter.

According to Effiong, the officer responsible for the shooting is an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hyelhira Altine.

Hyelhira Altine

Sowore however urged Nigerians to continue the struggle even if his life is taken.

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Sahara Reporters founder Sowore has been a thorn in the flesh of the government and he has been involved in altercations with government officials multiple times.

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