By Audrey Lotechukwu
MON 31 MAY, 2021-theGBJournal- The Publisher of online news agency Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has been shot.
The Human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Monday tweeted photo of the injury he sustained from the gunshot wound fired by a Police officer he named as ‘’ACP Atine.’’
Sowore in tweet said, ‘’just been shot by a police officer, ACP Atine at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. #RevolutionNow Let the struggle continue even if they take my life.’’
The tweet suggests that the shooting is not fatal and the activist who has been arrested severally for his activism did not provide details of the actions that lead to the shooting.
Sowore, former Presidential Candidate, has been the focus of Nigeria law enforcement agencies in the country for long. He was arrested by state security operatives on August 3, 2019 and charged for alleged treason.
SERAP, the non-profit, nonpartisan organisation has condemned report of the shooting while urging Nigerian authorities to ‘’promptly, thoroughly and transparently investigate the allegation of shooting of Sowore and crackdown on protesters, publish the report of their investigation, and ensure that anyone suspected to be responsible is brought to justice.’’