Police speak on shooting Sowore during rally

Police speak on shooting Sowore during rally

Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have reacted to the viral claims of gunning down the publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore during a protest rally in Abuja.

FCT police spokesperson Mariam Yusuf in a statement said the clarification followed reports that Mr Sowore was shot during a #RevolutionNow protest by a female assistant commissioner of police at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.

Sowore himself had also made the allegation on Twitter. He was reportedly injured from teargas canisters which were fired by the police.

“There is no record of such incident as at the time of this report,” Yusuf said.

She also said police operatives had professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.

The spokesperson added that the protesters were resisted by police operatives to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.

She enjoined FCT residents to remain calm and law abiding and pledged the commitment of the police to protect lives and property within the FCT.

Popular Nollywood actress and filmmaker Rita Dominic has taken to social media to lament about the country’s high rate of insecurity.

The rate of insecurity over the past months has been on the increase, with kidnapping and banditry being the order of the day.

Rita Dominic, who seems not too pleased with the development, took to her official Twitter account, stating clearly that the country is slipping into anarchy.

According to her, elected leaders should work harder to stop the tension going around the country.

She wrote:

”I am afraid that we are watching Nigeria slip into anarchy. It is surreal. Our elected officials need to work harder to douse the tension in the country. We…

CONMEBOL on Monday, announced Brazil as the hosts of the 47th Copa America.

The decision was taken less than 24 hours after the football governing body confirmed Argentina would no longer stage the tournament that is due to start on June 13 until July 10.

“The CONMEBOL @CopaAmerica 2021 will be played in Brazil! Tournament start and end dates are confirmed.

“The venues and the fixture will be informed by CONMEBOL in the next few hours.

“The oldest national team tournament in the world will thrill the entire continent!” a CONMEBOL statement read.

CONMEBOL president, Alejandro Dominguez, noted it was a unanimous decision that the council took to have Brazil as the host nation.

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has expressed sadness over the murder of Ahmed Gulak on Sunday.

Ahmed Gulak, a former adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport when he was murdered.

Uzodinma said he did not deserve to die the way he did and vowed that the perpetrators would pay.

Security agencies have accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of the assassination.

He sympathized with the families of those who lost their lives through stray bullets “during this period”.

“The death of this compatriot is a personal loss to me because he was an invaluable friend and brother whose sense of justice, fairness and uprightness…

Source: Kemi Filani News

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