President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his most heartfelt condolence to the relatives of the young ChannelsTV corps member, Precious Owolabi and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar who died during the fierce protest in Abuja on Monday.
The members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) started a protest at the country’s capital over the extended detention of their leader, Ibraheem El Zakzaky by the federal government.
The protest soon became ferocious as bullets and teargas were fired, leaving drivers and travelers running for safety.
A corps member, Owolabi was stated to have been hit by a stray bullet that claimed his life.
A related event played out as DCP Umar was shot during the clash. It was found that two Shiites protesters also lost their lives in the incident.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Buhari wrote:
“I most deeply commiserate with the families of Precious Owolabi, an NYSC member with @channelstv, & Deputy Commissioner of @PoliceNG, Usman Umar, of the FCT Police Command, who died during the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja yesterday.”