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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has denied reports that social activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain.

Reports emerged earlier today that the former presidential candidate was shot by the police during a peaceful protest on Monday.

Spokesperson of the Command ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a statement described the reports as false and fake news.

He Said, “Contrary to the speculation, Police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.

“The protesters who went on the rampage were resisted by Police Operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of law and order. There is no record of such incident as at the time of this release.”

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

The Command enjoined residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.

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