#ShiitesProtest: Corps member, Precious Owolabi shot during shiites protest dies

The National Youth Service Corps member who was shot during the protest by the Shiite members in Abuja Capital, Central Business District, has been confirmed dead.

Precious Owolabi, was attached to Channels Television for the one year service to her fatherland before he met her untimely death on Monday.

Precious died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the stomach. He was rushed to the hospital but didn’t make it.


Demonstrators again took to the streets of Abuja on Monday demanding the release of their leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky – in detention since 2015 – following reports of worsening health conditions of both he and his wife who is also being held.


Mahdi Garba, a member of the Shia movement, told Al Jazeera that Monday’s protest started peacefully with supporters chanting “Free Zakzaky” but their members were attacked by the police.


At least 12 people, including a police officer, were reported killed and several injured when the protesters clashed with security officers.

Amnesty International in a statement said it got a report that “six people were shot dead amid a reckless use of lethal force by the Nigerian police” during the protest.

The Shiite group, IMN, in a statement said 11 of its members were killed during the protest.



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