NYSC member serving with Channels TV shot during Shiites protest is dead

NYSC member serving with Channels TV shot during Shiites protest is dead

- A Channels TV reporter who was shot during the violent Shiites' protest is dead

- Precious Owolabi died from gunshot wound sustained while he was covering the protest by Shiite members in Abuja

- Owolabi prior to his death was a serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member

Precious Owolabi, a Channels TV reporter who was shot during the clash between officers of the Nigeria Police and protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites is dead.

The passing of Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member was announced by Channels TV during the 10 pm news bulletin

The youth corps member was shot alongside a deputy commissioner of Police in charge of operations at the Federal Capital Territory, Usman Umar, on Monday, July 22, during the protest which turned violent.

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The Shiites who were protesting the prolonged detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, also lost some of its members during the clash.

Breaking: NYSC member serving with Channels TV shot during Shiites protest is dead

Precious Owolabi died from gunshot wound sustained while he was covering the protest by Shiite members in Abuja
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that while the police said it had arrested 54 members of the IMN, vehicle belonging to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were set ablaze alongside a post of the agency at the Central Business District area of the FCT.

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Also, shortly after the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari in a closed door meeting with the inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu ordered that the institution must protect all Nigerians wherever they may live within the country.

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