By Henry Iheanacho
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.
Nothing must happen to Sowore. We repeat nothing must happen to Sowore.@YeleSowore shot by @PoliceNG officer said to be a female
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