By Salim Yunusa
Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, has been shot with a tear gas cannister by a police officer.
SAHELIAN TIMES learnt Sowore was shot at by the police at the Unity Fountain while he was trying to gain entrance into the place.
Sowore was said to have been speaking with a detachment of police officers stationed at the public facility when an officer shot at the crowd.
Protesters had converged on the fountain at 8:30am. But the police allegedly denied them entry into the facility.
Sowore confirmed the incident in a tweet saying, wrote, “Just been shot by a police officer, ACP Atine at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.”
Sowore has been having a brush with law enforcement agents since 2020 when he was arrested and detained for months by the Department of State Services (DSS).
He had called for a nationwide protest but was arrested on the eve of the demonstration in August 2020