Tributes have continued to pour in for Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps member who died from a gunshot wound sustained while covering the clash between the police and Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Monday in Abuja.
Owolabi, 23, was until his death, an NYSC member with Channels TV.
Sympaathiesr thronged to their Twitter handles to pray for the soul of the departed and sent words of encouragement to his family for the irreplaceable loss.
One Eromaleey Ero Egware opined that the promising journalist should “made a national hero and compensated for his selfless service to the country and channels TV”.
The NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, also paid his last respect to Owolabi before his corpse was removed from the National Hospital Abuja, on Tuesday.
See photos and tributes by sympathisers:
He should be made a national hero and compensated for his selfless service to the country and channels TV 📺. I mean in millions or billions of naira
— Eromaleey Ero Egware🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@EroEgware1) July 23, 2019
I pray that the Lord Will will console the family and grant his soul eternal peace.
— Gloria Chuba (@CGlowyng) July 23, 2019
May his soul rest in peace and may God Almighty console his family and Massively heal our land
What a pity😩😩.!.
— PhuckBio_Tee🙃😜 (@OteeReal28) July 23, 2019
I am a coper serving at akwa ibom….this is very sad….I pray that the parents of these promising coper finds strenght to bear this loss🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Lennon Sunday (@lennonice22) July 23, 2019
What a way to go serving your father land. Rest in peace, Precious Owolabi. While we mourn your demise, we call on the federal government to step up security and show respect for the rule of law to avert similar occurrences in the future.
— loho samuel john (@lohosamueljohn1) July 23, 2019
Precious Owolabi may your precious soul through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace.May God console your family and loved ones left behind.I pray that your untimely demise will spur FG to heed to rule of law especially when it comes from court of competent jurisdiction,adieu.
— Achodor Charles (@Achodorcharles) July 23, 2019
…just imagine after 6years in primary school, anoda 6years in secondary school, anoda 4years in university…
When it now time for you to enjoy boom death!!!..
Make God no allow us see bad tin
Rip Precious Owolabi
— PatoG (@9jacrib) July 23, 2019