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JUST IN: Sahara reporters founder shot in Abuja

Sahara reporters’ founder and the convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has been shot by yet to be identified men.

The female police officer reportedly fired a teargas cannister at Mr Sowore who was at the Unity Fountain in Abuja for a protest.

This newspaper gathered that he sustained gunshots injuries and has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment.

Sowore, who confirmed the incident on his Twitter page, said he was shot at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

He wrote, “Just been shot by a police officer, ACP Atine at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

BREAKING: Sowore, Others Wounded and Arrested In Abuja

“#RevolutionNow Let the struggle continue even if they take my life! #BuhariMustGo”

Popular lawyer and right activist, Inibehe Effiong, confirmed the development on Twitter.

“@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,” the lawyer wrote.


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