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UPDATED: Sahara Reporters Founder, Sowore Omoyele Shot By Police In Abuja [Video] |The Republican News

A lawyer and human rights activist, Inibehe Effiong said he watched the CEO of Sahara Reporters being shot live via Facebook.

The wound he sustained from the shot
The wound from the shooting

The Convener of RevolutionNow, Sowere Omoyele and a former presidential aspirant has been allegedly shot by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.

Video shows live how Sowore was shot with teargas cannister

Details of what Sowere is doing at the Unity Fountain isn’t clear yet but Barr. Effiong tweeted:

“@YeleSowore has just been shot by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

Video shows him being wheeled on a mobile bed into ward for treatment.

” The criminal officer is said to be an ACP. I watched Sowore being shot live on Facebook.

“This is what Nigeria has been turned into under Buhari. They’ve declared war on the Civic Space.

“It is not yet clear whether the officer fired a gun or a teargas cannister. What is clear is that Sowore was directly targeted.”

Mr. Sowore was immediately rushed to the hospital to get some treatment and he was seen on a mobile bed being wheeled to get some treatment. A picture later revealed the injury he sustained from the shooting of teargas cannister directly at him.

(Culled from Journalist101)

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Nnamdi Kanu To UN: “Tell Buhari To Release Sowore And Other Political Prisoners” |The Republican News

IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, Sahara Reporters founder and former presidential candidate of AAC party, Omoyele Sowore

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the United Nations to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the convener of #Revolution now#, Omoyele Sowore and the Shiites leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky.

IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the demand formed part of the issues Kanu raised in a meeting with UN agencies recently.

Powerful added that the issue of rural grazing area, otherwise known as RUGA, was also raised in the meeting.

He said Kanu’s struggle to liberate his people had grown beyond Nigeria, adding that the issues were before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations.

He said, “Biafra’s case will no longer be ignored; it has been internationalised.”

He said Kanu demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted on his people and the need to support the undeniable right of the Biafran people to self-determination as enshrined in laws, statutes and UN conventions.

The statement read in part, “Every issue concerning our people is now before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. Our case will no longer be ignored.

“The case of RUGA settlement was also raised in the meeting.

“Incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land by terrorist Fulani herdsmen, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers by Nigerian army and police over refusal to give N50 bribery.”

Powerful said Kanu was accompanied by his deputy, Uche Mefor, Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edozien and others.

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Nnamdi Kanu Petitions United Nations Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses In Nigeria |The Republican News


Edward Nnachi

Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, petitioned the United Nations and its relevant agencies over alleged human rights abuses suffered by its people at the hands of the Nigerian government.

A statement signed by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Director, Comrade Emma Powerful, which was made available to The PUNCH, in Abakaliki, hinted that there was hope that the UN and officials in Geneva, were giving adequate attention to the various human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated against members of the group.

The statement read, “The enigma championing the current restoration quest of Biafra and leader of the indomitable Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, today, the 18th day of September 2019, scored yet another mark as he led a delegation of Biafrans to an all-important series of meetings with various United Nations agencies and its officials in Geneva.

“He demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted daily upon Biafrans and the need to support the undeniable right of Biafrans to self-determination as enshrined in law, statute and various UN conventions. The case of RUGA settlement by stealth was also raised and the august body was left in doubt that Biafrans will never allow Fulani settlements in Biafraland.

“Every issue concerning our people is now before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. Our case will no longer be ignored.

“‘Every issue concerning our people’ as mentioned by Kanu ranges from the incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers.

“Exploiting the rights of indigenous people to self-determination as provided by the UN charter 2007, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his usual charismatic poise has conscientiously pursued freedom for the oppressed people of Biafra.


“He also raised the issue of the continued illegal detention of Omoleye Sowore, the relentless persecution of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Sheikh El-Zakzaky, ongoing tragic ethnic cleansing in the Middle Belt and plight of Christian minorities in core North. From every indication, there is palpable air of assurance that all the years of neglect of Biafra as a global issue requiring serious attention is now a thing of the past.”

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