The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has taken to social media to mourn the death of Precious Owolabi, who was killed during a clash by the police and Shiites in Abuja.
Protest staged by members of the Shiites movement turned bloody earlier today, July 22nd 2019, after some members of the movement engaged the police in a fierce gun battle at the Central Business District in Abuja.
During the shooting a corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Precious Owolabi – who was serving with Channels TV – was shot in the stomach, and multiple reports have it that he is dead.
The news was confirmed on Channels TV website. The news read:
“A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving with Channels Television, Precious Owolabi, is dead.
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.”
Taking to Facebook earlier today, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted a picture of the late corps member.
The management of the scheme, revealed that Precious Owolabi was a graduate of Performing Arts from the University of Ilorin.
See post below;
“NYSC MOURNS OWOLABI PRECIOUS AYO
The Management of National Youth Service Corps is deeply saddened with the sudden and unfortunate death of Owolabi Precious Ayo, FC/18C/5226, whose untimely death occurred while on official assignment during Shiite protesters/police clash in Abuja.
Until his death, Precious, a graduate of Performing Arts from the University of Ilorin was a serving Corps Member with Channels Television who was loaded with good prospects in journalism profession.
We join the entire family of Owolabi in this moment of grief and pray that the Almighty God console them and repose the soul of the departed.”