Gunmen suspected of being cultists allegedly killed a soldier in Bayelsa State.
The soldier was shot dead Thursday night near Igbogene in the Yenagoa local government area.
Although details of the incident are sketchy, the dead soldier is believed to be a Lance Corporal.
His assailant allegedly lured him with a phone call about an unconfirmed deal that allegedly fell through before he was shot.
The spokesman for the Nigerian Army’s 16th Brigade, Elebele, Tony Venke, did not answer his calls.
At the time of submitting this report, he has not yet replied to the SMS sent to him by our correspondent.
However, the acting chairman, Bayelsa Volunteers, Lucky Asanakpo, said the organization was working with stakeholders and have arrested two suspects in connection with the soldier’s killing.
He said they were arrested at the scene while a third suspect fled.
He said, “Our surveillance unit got wind of the killing of the soldier and immediately swung into action by spreading its tentacles around.”
“We arrested two suspects, but a third suspect was identified as Confidence and several others. The security forces worked together to arrest the suspects who had fled. “
The two suspects were handed over to a military formation in the Igbogen area.
Asanakpo stressed the need for community leaders and security agencies to work together to keep life and property safe in the state.