The police command of the Federal Capital Territory has denied claims made by the Publisher of Sahara Reporters and popular human rights activist that he was shot earlier today.
Reacting to his claim, the spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement released, said there was no record of any incident such as a shooting during the protest.
The statement titled ‘Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain’ reads
“The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowore 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 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 the law and order. There is no record of such an incident as of the time of this release.
The command enjoins residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the FCT.”
The pictures of the gunshot wounds of Sowore had gone viral earlier today, May 31 which showed him being rushed to a hospital.
Sowore is yet to respond to this.