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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

President Buhari Mourns Channels TV Reporter, Deputy Police Officer Killed In Violent Shiite Protest

President Buhari has sent out his condolence to the families of Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member with Channels Television, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar, of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, who died during the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) akak Shi'ites in Abuja on Monday July 22nd.

The President in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, condoled with the management and staff of Channels television station and the Police leadership over the loss, urging them to remain steadfast and committed to their professional callings.

Describing Owolabi and Umar as “law-abiding, hardworking and vibrant Nigerians with a promising future,” President Buhari described their untimely fate as “sad, regrettable and worrisome.”

President Abuja reassured residents of Abuja in particular and the country in general to go about their lawful activities without fear.

He added that perpetrators of the mayhem will not go unpunished, stressing that no government can tolerate unceasing affront to constituted authority.

“Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of majority of our citizens.” he said

The president prayed God Almighty to grant rest to the souls of the departed and speedy recovery to the injured.

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