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Sowore reportedly teargassed during protest in Abuja

By Alao Abiodun

Publisher of Sahara Reporters and human rights activist Omoyele Sowore has been reportedly teargassed during a protest in Abuja.

The Nation learnt he sustained injuries and has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment.

One of his lawyers, Inibehe Effiong alleged a female police officer teargassed Sowore at the Unity Fountain in Abuja during a protest on Monday morning.

“Omoyele Sowore has just been shot by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. He is being taken to the hospital for treatment.”

“The officer fired a teargas cannister directly at his right thigh. Sowore was specifically targeted.”

Sowore, in a terse post on his handle @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”

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