Reports have it that Precious Owolabi, the Channels TV reporter who was hit by a stray bullet as Shiites and police clashed in Abuja this aftrernoon, has died.
Owolabi, 23, was a member of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) serving with Channels TV. She was reportedly shot in the stomach while trying to cover the violent protest.
A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) was also killed in the protest which saw the burning of vehicles including two trucks belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The Shiites, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), were protesting and calling for the release of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky who the Federal Government has kept in detention despite several court orders for his arrest.