AAC calls for Immediate Arrest of Police Officer who shot Ex-presidential Candidate

AAC calls for Immediate Arrest of Police Officer who shot Ex-presidential Candidate

- African Action Congress (AAC) has reacted to the shooting of its 2019 presidential candidate and national chairman, Omoyele Sowore

- The party in a statement on Monday, May 31, strongly condemned the incident and demanded the immediate arrest of the officer

- Sowore who showed up at the Unity Fountain in Abuja for a protest was shot with a teargas gun by a female police officer

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The African Action Congress (AAC) on Monday, May 31, demanded the immediate arrest of a female police officer as well as the team who fired tear gas at Omoyele Sowore.

This was disclosed in a statement by AAC publicity secretary, Olorunfemi Adeyeye, made available to Legit.ng.

According to Adeyeye, concerned Nigerians including members of the AAC had gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja to protest the spate of insecurity that has claimed the lives of over 4500 Nigerians when the shooting took place.

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AAC calls for immediate arrest of police officer who shot ex-presidential candidate
The African Action Congress (AAC) is demanding for the arrest of the police officer who shot Omoyele Sowore. Photo credit: Omoyele Sowore
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He explained that the gates of the protest venue were locked on the orders of the FCT commissioner of police, Bala Ciroma.

Sowore alongside other comrades was addressing the illegality when another detachment of armed-to-the-teeth policemen led by CSP arrived at the scene and shot at him, while dispersing the protesters violently.

The AAC spokesman claims that the shooting is a well-planned but poorly executed and botched political assassination attempt.

He went on to note that the attack on peaceful protesters is the last thing they had to do to intimidate the people and to send the signal of how deadly they could be in the next days if people attempted to stage any form of protest.

The AAC called on all Nigerians home and abroad to remain resolute in the fight against tyranny and oppression in the land.

It added:

"We shall be victorious in the fight to send these marauders out of power, for a sane society to be established."

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Nigerians protest over insecurity

Meanwhile, a total of 127 civil society groups on Friday, May 28, staged protests across Nigeria calling attention to the violence, lawlessness, and bloodletting that have taken over all parts of the country.

The groups urged the presidency to provide political and moral leadership for the security crisis and ensure governmental actions are humane in tandem with section 17 (2)(C) of the Nigerian Constitution.

At the protests in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja covered by Legit.ng, organisers of the processions, Joint Action Civil Society Coalition, called on the government to act fast.

Source: Legit.ng

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