The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Tuesday expressed sadness over the death of Precious Owolabi, a Corps member with Channels Television.
Owolabi, died on Monday following gun shot wounds from a stray bullet while covering the protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Abuja.
While commiserating with Owolabi’s family, the Scheme prayed the Almighty God to console them and grant repose to the soul of the departed.
A statement by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, on Tuesday said the corpse of the deceased had been retrieved from the morgue of the National Hospital, Garki, Abuja, and dispatched to his family in Zaria.
“NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, led other management staff to the morgue of the National Hospital, Garki, on Tuesday morning to retrieve the corpse.
“It was retrieved and sent by an official ambulance to his parents in Zaria, Kaduna State.
“The management is deeply saddened with the sudden and unfortunate death of Owolabi, FC/18C/5226, while on an official assignment during the Shi’ites’ and Police clash in Abuja.
“We join the entire Owolabi family in this moment of grief and pray that the Almighty God console them and repose the soul of the departed,” Adeyemi said.
The Scheme’s spokesperson, who quoted the director-general as describing the events of Monday as “a sad day for the NYSC family,” also disclosed that another corps member serving with the Leadership Newspapers, was equally hit by a stray bullet during the protests, but is currently recuperating at the National Hospital.