Abbas Fatai, a Nigerian Army officer of the 16 Brigade, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria has been shot dead by hoodlums.
According to Peoples Gazette, Fatai was shot dead at about 09.12pm on July 22, at Igbogene Junction in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, where he resided.
The hoodlums were suspected to be members of a cult group, led by one ‘Confidence’. The criminals were said to have attacked and shot Fatai. He was rushed to the hospital, but was confirmed dead.
The army’s message reportedly read, “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 Fatai’s body had been deposited at Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, as soldiers have also launched a manhunt for the suspects.
Recall that on July 15, a Nigerian Army Major-General, Hassan Ahmed, was murdered by gunmen along the Abuja-Lokoja highway.