A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and reporter with Leadership newspaper, Aliyu Suleiman, has been discharged from the National Hospital, Abuja after being shot during the July 22 clash between the police and members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja.
According to a post on social media by the NYSC on Tuesday, the Corps’ Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, while receiving Suleiman in his office, was thankful to God for sparing his life.
Another member of the NYSC, Precious Owolabi, who was covering the clash for Channels TV, had lost his life in the process.
Ibrahim pledged that NYSC management would offset his medical bills and monitor his post-discharge health condition.
Recounting his ordeal, Aliyu said, “We heard gunshots close to us, while our driver was about to turn, I couldn’t feel my arm, it was then I realised that I was hit by a bullet and I immediately notified my CDS officer, who called the attention of the NYSC FCT Management on the incident.”
Suleiman has been redeployed to his home state for post-discharge medicare and proper monitoring.