BREAKING: Channels TV Reporter Shot During Shiites Protest Is Dead

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The Channels Television reporter 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.

His death was announced during the 10pm news bulletin of the station.

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

Security operatives and members of the sect had clashed around the federal secretariat in Abuja on Monday.

Although the police had restricted protest in the nation’s capital to Unity Fountain, supporters of Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of IMN, had vowed to continue to march on the streets of Abuja until he is released.

Zakzaky has been in detention since 2015 when some of his followers denied access to the convoy of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, in Kaduna state. This led to a clash between soldiers and the sect members.

Leader of the movement was later arrested but some courts subsequently ordered his release but the federal government did not obey the orders.


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