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He should be made a National hero, tributes pour in for Channels TV reporter [Photos]

Precious Owolabi
Precious Owolabi

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He should be made a National hero, tributes pour in for Channels TV reporter [Photos]

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.

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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”.

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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.

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See photos and tributes by sympathisers:

NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, inspects the remains of a corps member, Precious Owolabi, before it was removed from the National Hospital Abuja, on Tuesday. Owolabi died of gunshot injuries he sustained during Monday’s violent confrontation between the Police and the Shi’ites. NAN image

NYSC members carry the remains of their colleague, Mr. Precious Owolabi, who was killed on Monday during a violent confrontation between Police and the Shi’ites. His body left the National Hospital, Abuja on Tuesday. NAN image

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