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“Omoyele Sowore not shot by police”



"Omoyele Sowore not shot by police"

Omoyele Sowore

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says Mr Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters was not shot as being speculated in some sections of social media.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

She said the clarification followed a viral message in some sections of the social media, purporting that Sowore was shot by a female assistant commissioner of police at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.

The report said Sowore was allegedly shot during a protest at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.

Solacebase reports that Sowore in a post on his social media handle wrote:

@YeleSowore said: “Just been shit by a police officer, ACP Atine at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. #RevolutionNow

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

“There is no record of such incident as at the time of this report,” Yusuf said.

She said police operatives had professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite a public disturbance.

She said the protesters were resisted by police operatives to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.

She enjoined FCT residents to remain calm and law-abiding and pledged the commitment of the command to protect lives and property within the FCT.

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