The female police officer reportedly fired a teargas cannister at Mr Sowore who was at the Unity Fountain in Abuja for a protest.
It was gathered that he sustained gunshots injuries and has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment.
Popular lawyer and right activist, Inibehe Effiong, confirmed the development on his twitter handle.
“@YeleSowore has just been shot by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. The officer is said to be an ACP. I watched Sowore being shot live on Facebook”.