Police Denies Shooting Sowore, Praise Officers For Professional Conduct


The Abuja Police Command has denied reports that activist, Omoyele Sowore was shot by one of its operative in Abuja.

This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the FCT police spokesperson,  Mariam Yusuf.

She said, “Contrary to the speculation, Police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.

“The protesters who went on the rampage were resisted by Police Operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of law and order.

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

Sowore was allegedly shot by the police at the Unity Fountain while he was trying to gain entrance into the place.

He was said to have been speaking with a detachment of police officers stationed at the public facility when an officer shot at the crowd.

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