2 Suspected Cultists Nabbed For Killing Soldier In Bayelsa

2 Suspected Cultists Nabbed For Killing Soldier In Bayelsa

Some unknown gunmen believed to be cultists have killed a soldier in Bayelsa State, Saturday Independent reports.


Sources said the soldier was shot dead on Thursday night around Igbogene in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.


Though details of the incident were sketchy, the slain soldier was said to be a Lance Corporal in the Nigerian Army.


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His attackers were said to have lured him out to the spot with a phone call over an unconfirmed deal that reportedly went sour, before shooting him dead.


The spokesperson for the 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Elebele, Tonye Wenke could not answer calls made to his phone number.


He had yet to respond to a text message sent to him by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.



However, the acting Chairman, Bayelsa Volunteers, Lucky Asanakpo said the organization in collaboration with stakeholders has arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of the soldier.


Asanakpo identified them as MacNelly Vincent, a 27-year-old member of the Bobos cult, and Gilizibe Taldord, 26, who belongs to the Greenlanders cult.


According to him, they were apprehended in their hideout within the area of the incident while a third suspect escaped.


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