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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Corps member serving at Leadership newspaper shot during Shi'ites protest

A youth Corps member serving with the Leadership Newspaper in Abuja, was hit by a stray bullet on his chest during the Shi'ites and Police clash in Abuja on Monday July 22nd.

According to the media house, Aliyu who works with its Hausa section, was on his way home when the bloody protest started. A stray bullet hit him on the chest. Thankfully he was rushed to the National Hospital Abuja where he is recuperating.

Narrating how it happened, Aliyu said

‘’I was on my way home in a taxi after close of work when I got hit by a stray bullet which brushed through my chest.I did not even know that I was shot until I started feeling heavy on my chest. Then I was rushed to the hospital, ’’ Aliyu told the newspaper.

A fellow journalist and Youth corper, Precious Owolabi who was serving at Channels TV, was however not lucky. He died after he sustained gunshot injuries in his stomach.

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