The activist was said to have been speaking with a detachment of police officers stationed at the public facility when a police man shot at the crowd.Protesters had converged on the fountain at 8:30am. But the police allegedly denied them entry into the place. Many people also sustained varying degrees of injury during the incident. Sowore was said to have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital
Many Nigerians have condemn the shooting of the human rights activist, wowore by policemen stating it as uncalled for.