The Commander, 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Brig. Gen. Hamisu Hassan, has said that killed 3SC defender, Izu Joseph was shot dead in soldiers’ raid on cultists’ shrine.
Late Joseph was in Bayelsa State on holiday following the completion of the 2015/ 2016 NPFL season. He was shot dead at Okaki Village on Sunday, and according to Brig. Gen. Hassan, Joseph was killed when soldiers raided a cultists’ shrine in the village.
He said, “Troops patrolling and raiding criminal hideouts in Okaki stormed a cultists’ shrine. One person lost his life at the hideout while several others fled.
“Later, it was confirmed that the person who lost his life was a Nigerian footballer, identified as Mr. Izu Joseph. Nevertheless, investigation is ongoing to determine what he (Izu) was doing at the cultist’s shrine at that time.”