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‘Fake News’: Police Says Nigerian Activist Sowore Was Not Shot in Abuja

The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) has debunked claims that Omoyele Sowore a firmer presidential candidate and activist was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’

The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) has debunked claims that Omoyele Sowore a firmer presidential candidate and activist was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain, describing it as “false and fake news”.

Reports had emerged Monday with Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters claiming he was shot at the Nigerian capital when they were protesting against the rising insecurity in the country.

But Spokesperson of the Command ASP Mariam Yusuf in a statement said “contrary to the speculation, Police Operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite a 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.”

The Command enjoined residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.

By Abel Ejikeme

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