A military officer of the 16 Brigade, Abbas Fatai has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be cultists at Igbogene Junction in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
According to Peoples Gazette, the army officer was attacked and shot at his residence on Thursday night by suspected members of Icelanders cult group led by a man named Confidence.
Preliminary investigations by the army stated that Mr Abbas Fatai was subsequently rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead of the gunshot wounds.
“Suspected members of Icelanders cult group led by one Mr Confidence attacked and shot 08NA/61/2298 CPL Abbas Fatai of 16 Brigade at Igbogene Junction in Yenagoa LGA of Bayelsa State,” the message read in part.
The army said Mr Abbas Fatai’s body had been deposited at Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, as soldiers have also launched a manhunt for the suspects.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a policeman, Inspector Monday Gabriel allegedly opened fire on his colleagues, killing some of them at Onikan area of Lagos State.