6 arrested as Policemen shot at Sowore, others in Abuja - Video


There were reports that men of the Nigerian police have on Thursday shot both live amuntion and tear gas at the Protesters in Abuja the federal capital territory.

Omoyele Sowore and other activists were shot at a the National Assembly area early friday

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Sowore also confirmed the shooting in a video and photos posted on his FB profile.

Right to protest as granted by the Nigerian constitution is one of the fundamental rights of every citizen but not under the Major General Muhammadu Buhari and the APC led Nigerian government.

At least six people were reportedly arrested after police officers attacked peaceful protesters in Abuja.

The group of protesters had gathered at the National Assembly around 7 a.m. to demand an end to police brutality and to call for widespread reforms within government.

Sowore was present at the scene and said, “we had completed the process when the police came and attacked us… We l were leaving and from nowhere they brought in more reinforcements and started attacking”.

Video footage obtained shows protesters leaving the protest site calmly as a tear gas canister is fired at them – the crowd is then pursued by security forces.

Mr Sowore also said that security forces smashed the rear window of his car as he was leaving the scene.

Another protester who was present at the scene, Raphael Adebayo, said on Twitter that “at least 4 protestors were arrested”.

Mariam Yusuf, FCT police spokesperson, did not respond to comments and text messages seeking comments.

The protest this morning comes on the back of similar protests by the group at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the police headquarters in Abuja last Sunday.

Police brutality and bad governance are evils that the Nigerian youths are saying capital NO to repel, calling for good governance at all levels.

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