According to preliminary findings by the army, CPL Abbas Fatai was shot dead at around 09.12 pm on July 22 at Igbogene Junction in the state’s Yenagoa Local Government Area, where he resided.
CPL Abbas Fatai, a Nigerian Army officer from the 16 Brigade in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, was shot and killed by alleged cult members.
A wireless message obtained by Peoples Gazette corroborated this.
According to preliminary findings by the army, Fatai was shot dead at around 09.12 pm on July 22 at Igbogene Junction in the state’s Yenagoa Local Government Area, where he resided.
The officer was ambushed and shot by a cult lead by a man named Confidence, who was then brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Suspected members of an Icelanders cult group commanded by one Mr Confidence attacked and shot 08NA/61/2298 CPL Abbas Fatai of the 16 Brigade at Igbogene Junction in Yenagoa LGA of Bayelsa State,” according to the army bulletin.
Fatai’s body has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa, according to the army, which has also initiated a manhunt for the suspect.
Hassan Ahmed, a Nigerian Army Major-General, was killed by gunmen on the Abuja-Lokoja expressway on July 15.
Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, issued a statement announcing Ahmed’s death.
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