Channels Television has mourned its reporter Precious Owolabi, who died after he was shot at the scene of the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, and the police.
Naija News had reported earlier that the death of the reporter was announced during the 10 pm news bulletin of the station on Monday, July 22.
This online news platform understands that late Owolabi was identified as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
A statement released by Channels TV said: “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.”
Apart from Channels TV, Nigerians have also taken to the micro-blogging site Twitter to mourn Precious Owolabi.