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Gunmen Kill Another Nigerian Army Personnel In Bayelsa

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Nigerian Army Loses One Officer, 10 Soldiers In Benue AttackNigerian Army officer of 16 Brigade, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Abbas Fatai, has reportedly been shot dead by suspected members of a cult group.

According to PeoplesGazette, Fatai was shot dead at about 09.12pm on July 22, at Igbogene Junction in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, where he resided, preliminary investigations by the army shows.

The cult group led by a man named Confidence attacked and shot the officer who was subsequently rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The army’s message reads in part;

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 army said Fatai’s body had been deposited at Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, as soldiers have also launched a manhunt for the suspects.

The latest development comes about a week after a Nigerian Army Major-General, Hassan Ahmed, was murdered by gunmen along Abuja-Lokoja highway.

Read Also: Gunmen Kill Army General On Lokoja-Abuja Highway

Ahmed’s death had been announced in a statement by Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu.

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