Sowore: We professionally dispersed protesters, no gun shots – Police


The FCT Police Command has debunked the story making the rounds that the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowere, was shot by a Police officer while leading a protest at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.
The social media had been awash with reports that Sowore was shot in the right side of the stomach towards the hip by one of the policemen drafted to the Unity Fountain to disperse the protest.

However, the command in a press testament by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Marian Yusuf, said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some section of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowere was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain.
“Contrary to the speculation, Police Operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.

“The protesters, who went on the rampage, were resisted by Police Operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of law and order. There is no record of such incident as at the time of this release.”
She further stated that, “The Command enjoins residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the FCT.”

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