Protest: We didn’t shot Sowore – FCT Police deny

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has denied reports that Mr Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters was shot in Abuja.

It had been reported that Omoyele Sowore, had said he was shot by a police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

It was reported that a female police officer fired tear gas canisters at the political activist who had gathered with others for a protest.

But reacting to the allegations that Sowore was shot, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf said there is no record of such an incident.

She said Police operatives had professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.

She said the protesters were resisted by police operatives to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.

She enjoined FCT residents to remain calm and law-abiding and pledged the commitment of the command to protect lives and property within the FCT.

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