Altine Hyelhira Daniel, a notorious police officer who shot human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore during a protest to demand an end to insecurity in the country was part of the deadly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), sometimes known as killer squad before it was banned, SaharaReporters has gathered.
Sowore was on Monday morning shot at the Unity Fountain, Abuja while he was trying to gain entrance into the place.
The activist was said to have been speaking with a detachment of police officers stationed at the public facility when the female officer fired at him.
SaharaReporters gathered that Daniel, a Chief Superintendent of Police, was moved after the disbandment of SARS to the operation department of FCT Police Command where she continued harassment, physical assault and killing of innocent protesters.
The notorious female officer was also the one that led the detachment of police officers that tear-gassed Nigerian showbiz maestro and rights activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, in August 2017 during a peaceful protest.
Daniel as well led many operations that led to the death of many Shi’ites members during #FreeEl-zakzaky protests in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) at the weekend had said 78 of its members were killed by the police between 2018 and 2021 in the FCT.