Sowore reportedly teargassed during protest in Abuja

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

    The Links News 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! #BuhariMustGo.”

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