Publisher of Sahara Reporters, an online new medium, Omoyele Sowore, has been reportedly shot during a protest in Abuja, the nation capital, on Monday.
Sowore, also an activist and former presidential candidate, was said to be protesting alongside other when he was at the Unity Fountain in Abuja
TheCable reports that he was trying to gain entrance into the place when he was said to have been shot.
Sowore was said to have been speaking with a detachment of police officers stationed at the public facility when an officer shot at the crowd.
Protesters had converged on the fountain at 8:30am. But the police allegedly denied them entry into the facility.
Sowore has been having a brush with law enforcement agents since 2020 when he was arrested and detained for months by the Department of State Services (DSS).
He had called for a nationwide protest but was arrested on the eve of the demonstration in August 2020.