A political activist and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has reportedly been tear-gassed by a police officer in Abuja.
Sources said the female police officer fired a teargas cannister at Mr Sowore who was at the Unity Fountain in Abuja for a protest.
This newspaper gathered that he sustained injuries from the shot and has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment.
PREMIUM TIMES could not immediately ascertain the cause of the injury from the footage of the incident we saw.
Popular lawyer and right activist, Inibehe Effiong, confirmed the development on Twitter.
“@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,” the lawyer wrote.
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