Two arrested for allegedly killing soldier in Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have allegedly killed a soldier in Bayelsa State on Thursday night around Igbogene in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

The slain soldier was said to be a Lance Corporal and was lured out to the spot he was killed with a phone call over an unconfirmed deal that reportedly went sour, before they shoot him dead.

The spokesperson for the 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Elebele, Tonye Wenke, is yet to comment on the incident.

Acting Chairman, Bayelsa Volunteers, Lucky Asanakpo, said that the organisation, in collaboration with stakeholders, has arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of the soldier.

He said, “Our surveillance unit got wind of the killing of the soldier and immediately swung into action by spreading its tentacles around.

“We caught two suspects, but a third suspect identified as Confidence and some others are at large. Concerted efforts are being made by the security agencies to apprehend the fleeing suspects.”

The two suspects have been handed over to the military formation in Igbogene area.

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