Amnesty International Reacts To Attack On Sowore

How Sowore Was Allegedly Shot

Amnesty International has condemned the alleged shooting of a citizen journalist and activist, Omoyele Sowore, in the Maitama area of Abuja.

The incident, which occurred on Monday, left Sowore with an injury on his thigh and led to the abortion of a mobilisation rally against insecurity in the country.

However, in a terse statement on Monday, Amnesty International stated that protesters deserved to be listened to, not shot at.

It, therefore, called on the Federal Government to investigate the alleged shooting and bring the perpetrators to justice.

It said: “Amnesty International received disturbing reports that activist Omoyele Sowore was shot by the police, during a protest against rampant insecurity in Abuja. Protesters deserved to be listened to, not shot at.

“We call on the Nigerian authorities to investigate the incident and bring perpetrators to justice.”

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