Former Presidential candidate and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore has allegedly been shot by police in Abuja, multiple sources confirmed.
The incident happened on Monday morning during a protest against insecurity at the Unity Fountain in the Federal Capital Territory.
CorrectNG learnt that Sowore sustained an injury from the shot and has been rushed to a hospital for medical treatment.
Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong confirmed the development on Twitter.
Other protesters have taken to social media to corroborate the story.
@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
— Towolawi Jamiu #EndSarsNow (@jharmo) May 31, 2021
Omoyele Sowore, @YeleSowore had just been shot by a female Police @PoliceNG Officer at Unity Fountain in Abuja, as the Police blocked protesters from entering Unity Fountain #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow! @AishaYesufu @henryshield @DavidHundeyin @
— Uncle ShiNeNe💪🏽 (@UncleShinelz) May 31, 2021