Just In: Channels TV Reporter Shot During Shiites’ Protest Dies

A Channels Television reporter who was earlier today shot at the scene of the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites, and the Police is dead.

The television station confirmed his death during its 10pm news bulletin.

Police and Shiite protesters clash

He was identified as Precious Owolabi, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The 23-year-old died of a gunshot wound he sustained while covering the clash between the police and the Shiite protesters on Monday in Abuja.

“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,” the Channels TV said in a statement on its website.

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