Izu Joseph 


Soldiers connected to the Joint Military Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, OPDS, have purportedly shot dead Joseph Izu, a footballer with Shooting Stars of Ibadan, Oyo State, who was in the state to visit his kin at Okakhi, said to be a border town amongst Bayelsa and Rivers States.

The occurrence which occurred on Monday uplifted pressure in Okakhi, the group where the expired hailed from and was killed, with anxious young people communicating outrage regarding the killing.



The Soldiers were said to have been on an attack of parts of the group looking for suspected aggressors when the experience that prompted the passing of the focal protector who moved from Bayelsa United Football Club occurred.

Izu, it was assembled, was on break in the wake of helping his club, Shooting stars FC up the alliance table in the 2015/2016 period of the Nigerian Professional Football League in which Enugu Rangers developed champions.

A source said he passed on after he was shot three times by the Soldiers in the group in which he additionally possessed a house. "He was a nice individual cherished by numerous in the range", a companion of the dead footballer said.

The occurrence supposedly happened on Sunday evening, tossing the zone into anarchy, while Soldiers shot noticeable all around irregularly to keep occupants inside.

A companion of the footballer, who distinguished himself as Nyieye, said the expired alongside a unidentified number of companions in the group were shot dead in striking back as a portion of the group young people "maddened" the troops a day prior to the event.



Source:http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/10/17/soldiers-shoot-kill-footballer-in-bayelsa/
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