A Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, who was reportedly hit by a stray bullet during the violent clash between the members of Shiite and police, has been confirmed dead.
The news of his death was confirmed by the TV station during the News At 10. Owolabi, according to reports, was immediately rushed to the hospital after the gunshot injury, but later gave up the ghost.
The group clashed with the police at the federal secretariat during a protest to compel the Federal Government to release it’s their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
The protest, which began from NITEL junction at Wuse 2, was disrupted by armed policemen who had cordoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and three arms zone.
Those injured were looking lifeless when our correspondent visited the scene on Monday.
Live ammunition was fired at the protesters as they advanced toward the Eagle Square leading to commotion and pandemonium in the area.
A Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Umar Usman, was also confirmed dead in the clash yesterday, .
DCP Umar was killed by the protesters while trying to prevent the hostile action of destruction of property at the axis of the federal secretariat and three arms zone.
Meanwhile, security was beefed up at the Force headquarters to prevent reprisal attacks over the arrest of scores of the protesters who are demanding the release of the spiritual sect leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El Zakzaky.
Meanwhile, Abdullahi Musa, the Secretary of IMN Academic Forum, has blamed the Police for the fatal clash, Daily Post reports.