Presidency says the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), whose members are known as Shi’ites, killed Usman Umar, the FCT deputy commissioner of police, and Precious Owolabi, Channels TV reporter.
In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said President Muhammadu Buhari condoled with the family of Umar over the loss.
“Both of them were hit by bullets from the now proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria,” Shehu said.
Umar was reported to have been shot while trying to pacify the IMN members during one of their protests.
Owolabi was also said to have been hit by a stray bullet.
There is yet no official report on who killed the two men.
Shehu said Buhari assured Umar’s family that his sacrifice would never be forgotten.
He said the sacrifice of both Umar and Owolabi will not be in vain.