WE CONDEMN THE ATTACK ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS TODAY AT UNITY FOUNTAIN, ABUJA.
CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ARREST OF CSP HYELHIRA ALTINE WHO SHOT OMOYELE SOWORE AT CLOSE RANGE.
Nigerians have recorded yet another low in the attack on the rights of Nigerians to peacefully assemble, associate, and express themselves without fear. We are seized by the event at the Unity Fountain, Abuja where concerned citizens gathered to protest the spate of insecurity that have claimed the lives of over 4500 Nigerians in a space of one month. This is without mentioning the rate of kidnappings, violent displacement of persons, terrorism, and banditry ravaging our immediate communities. The drowsiness of the Buhari regime has also made the country ranked as number 3 on the list of the most terrorized nations in the World.
These were among the many unfortunate reasons concerned Nigerians including the members of the AAC (African Action Congress) proposed to gather and demand, in a peaceful protest, that the sleeping regime wake up to its primary responsibility to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.
No sooner had Nigerians gathered at the protest ground than the gates were locked on the orders of the Conmissoner of Police, FCT, Bala Ciroma.
While the National Chairman of the AAC, Sowore alongside other comrades was addressing the illegality, another detachment of armed-to-the-teeth policemen, led by CSP Altine arrived the scene, and without recourse to any iota of civilization or civil engagement, shot at Omoyele Sowore and dispersed the protesters violently.
We maintain that the shooting of the National Chairman, OMOYELE SOWORE in Abuja this morning by the police is a well-planned but poorly executed and a botched political assassination attempt by the government of Buhari and its think tank! We demand the immediate arrest of CSP Altine and her team.
The attack on peaceful protesters today, is the way of Buhari’s government intimidating and sending signals to would be protesters, that, you protest at your own risk. Nigeria under Buhari is surely sliding into an authoritarian regime, and therefore must be chceked.
We want to assure the murderous Buhari regime that this shall be counter-productive in the long run as it is very impossible to beat citizens to stupor like this and still forbid them from crying or determine the place where they can cry.
The AAC calls on all Nigerians home and abroad to remain resolute in the fight against tyranny and oppression in our land. We shall be victorious in the fight to send these marauders out of power, for a sane and peaceful society.
The struggle continues!
National Publicity Secretary
African Action Congress
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