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NYSC Member Serving With Channels TV Dies In Shiite, Police Clash

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Precious Owolabi
Precious Owolabi

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Precious Owolabi, shot during the protest by the Shiite members on Monday, is dead.

He was attached to Channels Television for the one year service to fatherland before he met his untimely death on Monday.

This was confirmed during the 10pm news bulletin of the station.

It had earlier been reported that no fewer than six members of IMN, otherwise known as Shi’ites, and a journalist with Channels TV, were feared dead in a bloody clash involving the Muslim sect and the police in Abuja on Monday.

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Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, have however denied killing a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and burning the outpost of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has expressed deep sadness over the death of a promising journalist, Precious Owolabi, on Monday.

The NUJ in a statement by its Chairman Emmanuel Ogbeche, described his death as one too many; stressing that it was another sad day for the journalism profession in Nigeria.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to take responsibility for Owolabi’s death as the primary purpose of government is welfare and security of citizens.

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