Corps member dies in Shiite-Police clash

An NYSC member serving with Channels TV, Precious Owolabi, has been confirmed dead during a violent clash between the members of Shiite and police.

According to reports, Precious was hit by a stray bullet on Monday in Abuja during a protest involving about 3000 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who have been calling for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

A Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations at the FCT Command, Usman Umar, has also been confirmed killed in a clash between the Shiites and police personnel in Abuja.