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Sowore: Amnesty International chides Nigerian government over attack

Sowore: Amnesty International chides Nigerian government over attack

Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian government and authorities to investigate the attack on the Revolution Now leader Omoyele Sowore with the aim to bring the culprits to justice.

On Monday,  the Revolution Now leader, Sowore was shot during a #BuhariMustGo protest  at the Unity Fountain Abuja.

Sowore struggling at the protest ground when he was shot

Few hours after arriving there in the early hours of the day, Sowore announced via his Twitter account that he had just been shot by the police at the Unity Fountain Abuja. 

The news of his shooting is surrounded by controversies, as the police denied shooting at him, and more counter claims arose. 

A few of #Revolutionnow supporters who virtually followed  the protest on Facebook, like a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong asserts that Omoyele Sowore was shot with teargas canisters  by a female police officer from which Sowore sustained an injury.

Injury sustained by Sowore

Inibehe said the police is defending the impunity with the same techniques implored when the police fired shots at Charles Oputa.

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Joe Odumakin while speaking for Amnesty International, ordered that Sowore and other protesters should be given medical attention as the assault by the police is unprovoked and highly unacceptable in a democratic country like Nigeria.

However, Sowore is reported to be receiving treatment in the hospital where he reassures #Revolutionnow team of his willingness to give up his life for a course he believes is worth his blood.

The #Revolutionnow supporters are agitating for justice and calling on the federal government to put an end to impunity and corruption.

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