The Channels Television reporter who was shot during a clash between the Nigerian police Force and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria a.k.a Shiites has died.
Focus Naija gathered that the reporter identified as Precious Owolabi, a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, gave up the ghost this evening.
His death was announced on the News bulletin of the TV Station a few minutes ago.
A statement released by Channels TV on its official website reads as thus:
“The management and staff of Channels Television are greatly saddened by the untimely and unfortunate death of such a promising journalist.
“They pray that God will grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, and avail his soul eternal rest.”
Focus Naija learnt that the protesting Shi’ites who were marching on the streets of Abuja set a sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat ablaze.
It was learned that two vehicles of the agency have been consumed while firefighters are currently battled to put out the inferno.
Focus Naija gathered that the protesters set the sub-station ablaze after the police disrupted their protest.
A report by TheCable says the protest, which began from NITEL junction at Wuse zone 2, was disrupted by armed policemen who cordoned off the road leading to the national assembly and three arms zone.