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Sowore injured by police teargas canister, says aide

Sowore injured by police teargas canister, says aide
May 31
10:31 2021

Omoyele Sowore, an activist, was hit by a teargas cannister fired by the police in Abuja on Monday, his aide has told TheCable.

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

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

Protesters had converged on the fountain at 8:30am. But the police allegedly denied them entry into the facility.

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Sowore has been having a brush with law enforcement agents since 2020 when he was arrested and detained for months by the Department of State Services (DSS).

He had called for a nationwide protest but was arrested on the eve of the demonstration in August 2020.

TheCable is awaiting a response from the FCT police command on the shooting incident.

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Editor’s note: The headline has been adjusted for clarity.

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