A Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, who was hit by a stray bullet on Monday in Abuja during a violent clash between the members of Shiite and police has been confirmed dead by the station.
The news was confirmed during the News At 10 by the station. He was rushed to the hospital after a gunshot injury he sustained during the mayhem.
He was a a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member posted to the station.
In a statement posted on its official website, the medium expressed deep sadness at the development.
“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 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.”