Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has vowed to not cease protesting in opposition to the unhealthy authorities of President Muhammadu Buhari even when he’s left with one leg and in a wheelchair.
Sowore disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, after he was discharged from the hospital the place he had been receiving remedy because of accidents he sustained from a gunshot on Monday.
The former presidential candidate was shot within the leg at shut vary by a policewoman, CSP Altine Daniel throughout a peaceable protest in opposition to insecurity and poverty within the nation.
He was discharged after a crew of medical doctors battled to save lots of his life. However, the activist nonetheless walks with some problem.
The activist stated he remained resolute in his struggle to see a greater Nigeria regardless of the desperation and intimidation posed by the Buhari regime to silence and remove him in any respect price.
“If there’s a protest in the present day and any person can put me in a wheelchair, I’ll go. Let them come and shoot me there however one factor I do know for positive is that they will not get away with this.
“The regime is desperate and being desperate, they will do a lot of crazy things to discourage people like me and those that may follow our lead from challenging the incompetence, wickedness, cruelty and inhumane way the regime conducts its affairs,” he stated.
He, subsequently, referred to as on Nigerians to come back out en masse on June 12 to protest in opposition to the mindless killings, insecurity, poverty, corruption and unhealthy governance which have grow to be the trademark of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) authorities.
According to him, he was at Unity Fountain the place he was shot to attend a peaceable protest in opposition to rising insecurity within the nation.
The protest was organised by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN).
The activist stated the police, upon sighting him and his group, hurriedly locked the gate of the fountain space, stopping them from getting into.
The activist who narrated how he was shot stated he was the goal and the goal was to terminate his life for difficult and talking in opposition to the systemic injustice within the nation.
He stated, “When we received to Unity Fountain, we engaged the police that it’s our proper to protest and the police want to not shut the gate in opposition to us however they refused.
“At this level, I requested the Barrister beside me to achieve the commissioner of police and he referred to as him and put him on the speaker telephone and we informed him that it’s despicable of the police to close the gate and that it’s our constitutional proper to protest and he responded that he had no hand in it. He promised to speak to the individuals there to open the gate.
“When I looked back, I discovered that about five trucks of policemen had arrived at the scene and we started singing solidarity songs and this was being live-streamed on my page at this point and from nowhere, this woman whom I later learnt was CSP in the police approached me with a gun, which is referred to as Federal Riot Gun. It looks like a double-barrelled gun. It is used in shooting projectiles or teargas. It is not meant to be shot at a person at such a close range.
“She checked out me and stated ‘Sowore! You are the one right here and he or she shot me.’ I began noticing blood was working in my jean trousers. I found that I could not stroll anymore and I fell to the bottom. Upon falling to the bottom, she instructed her males to shoot extra teargas in my course apparently to forestall anyone from saving me.”
The human rights activist thanked Nigerians at house and overseas for his or her assist and prayers for him whereas he was within the hospital.
Civil society teams, attorneys and activists have condemned the motion of police and referred to as for the arrest and prosecution of the policewoman and her crew for tried homicide.