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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Army says footballer, Izu Joseph was killed in a cultist den

The Nigerian Army in Rivers state says Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph was killed in a raid which took place in a cultist den in Okaki village, Ahoada West local government area of the state on Sunday October 16th.

Addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, the Commander, 2 Brigade Nigeria Army, Brig. Gen. Hamisu Hassan, says it was after the raid at the cultist hideout that they discovered that the person who was killed during the raid was the footballer.
"On Sunday October 16th, troops in Ahoada local government area in Rivers state, conducted a confidence building patrol. Information reaching the troop indicated the presence of suspected cultists in Okaki village. The troops moved in and raided the suspected criminal hideout. One person lost his life at the hideout while the others fled.

Later it was confirmed that the person who lost his life was a Nigerian footballer identified as Izu Joseph. Neverthless, investigation is ongoing to determine why and what he was doing at the cultist shrine at that time"he said


Meanwhile Joseph's Father, Reuben Izu, has refuted claims that his son was killed in a cultist den.

In a video posted online, the distraught father said Joseph who was in the state on holiday, had gone to Okaki community to visit his wife. He went to the jetty in the village to swim when the soldiers stormed the area and started shooting. He said one of the bullets hit Joseph on the leg and as he was groaning in pain, one of the soldiers walked up to him and shot him at close range despite pleas to the officer that he was a footballer on holiday.

51 comments:

Uju Phil said...

Indeed,they will always come up with stupid lies,idiots!

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

I THOUGHT AS MUCH.








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Vivian Reginalds said...

nawa
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

livingstone chibuike said...

Rip

niyi adetoye said...

Liar everywhere . y r u just coming up with dis lie... God pls save Nigeria

ab said...

Like seriously!!! God help us with all these lies

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

What the fuck is a cultists den ? And does our law say kill anyone you see in a cultists den ..

Udolisa Ugochukwu said...

I knw there will surely cook up a fake story....9ja which way

Oge Nsimah said...

Jesus!....see this fools,so the killed this guy just like that

kingsley iheukwumere said...

nawa oooo

I gbobie said...

Fools.i taught it was stray bullet?now its cultist den.may God send sorrow and mourning to the soldier and families of d soldier who killed him and still has d audacity to lie rather than accept and say sorry.May d sins of d father(soldier)follow his children

Bello Ajibola said...

These Nigerian soldiers should respect human life.If Joseph Izu was the son of this general that was talking this nonsense how would he feel now? let us be factual a little bit.Is it part of their training to kill someone who is harmless,Who did not carry any weapon?These soldiers should stop bringing shame to Nigerians .This is disgraceful.Boko Haram are killing people every day,let them take their fury to Boko Haram and not to innocent people.

Bello Ajibola said...

NIGERIAN ARMY ARE LIARS.

Bello Ajibola said...

The boy's blood will come after his killer very soon.

Anonymous said...

I am not surprised. They must come up with one lie or the other. Even if you was caught in a Cultist den. Is it enough reason to kill him?

BROTHER NDUBISI said...

I don't know who to believe. I somehow blive our Nigeria army o. They are not mad nau, to start shooting people on holiday and u all know the way entertainers are. They are always involve in one criminal activities or the other

Anonymous said...

Liars ....others fled in deed,dumb lies,u v killed an innocent soul ones again,God will judge all of u

Juliet Iwuno said...

Who are we to believe now??? Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

It's possible.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May his soul rest in peace.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

PRECIOUS PRECIOUS said...

I don't believe that.

Eleojo Blessing said...

Hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

SO IF A FOOTBALLER GOES TO CULTIST DEN OR WHATEVER HE SHOULD BE KILLED AND NOT ARESSTED,WHAT IS THE IQ LEVEL OF THESE SAVAGES FOR GODSAKE.

tony Mbonu said...

So heartless,since he was first shot @ d leg,they would have arrested him,police should be allowed to handle civic duties not soldiers with no respect for rules of engagement

Ebube Precious said...

Is Nigerian Army wan take over lai ....lie mohammed

ebenezer olamide said...

Wrong place @a wrong time

obiprince sunday said...

That's how they kill innocent people an brand them armed robbers.that's why it took them time to come up with their lies

ebenezer olamide said...

Wrong place @a wrong time....

Lube-section said...

Imagine your brother, father, sibling being shot by Nigerian Army and they come u with the phoney excuse. I go carry a few hundreds follow enter grave.

Anonymous said...

The soldiers should be arrested and court martialled

Chizzy Liz said...

**************************onye nwuru anwu ona agoronwu onu ya ????????? He don die na *******xo una fit fabric8 anything ***********

Genesis said...

This useless illitrate soldier talking rubbish. You have a wasted a life instead of dealing with the culprit he's there trying to defend him. Fool!

vinna saviour said...

Will all this lies bring Joseph back to life? Useless set of officers. Killing an innocent boy for nothing

LAS GidDY said...

Sad indeed.

Sometimes your looks gives you away.....be mindful of your looks & packaging.

Ngozi Fourite said...

Lie lie lie

okafor richard said...

Mumu u thought as much....this is nigeria soldier they can cover up what ever they want and nobody can do a damn thing about it.

Genesis said...

This useless illitrate soldier talking rubbish. You have a wasted a life instead of dealing with the culprit he's there trying to defend him. Fool!

Anonymous said...

Was the father there when he was making the so called pleas?. Why won't he go mourn his cultist son in peaceful silence.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian law enforcement agents should all evaporate. They are worth nothing to the society.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian law enforcement agents should all evaporate. They are worth nothing to the society.

David Uche said...

and the "only" life lost had to be Joseph's, huh?? this is quite disheartening, the Nigeria Army are known to leave a trail of sorrow, tears and blood. they wreck havoc, killing multiple citizens when they attack from shiite muslims to biafra protesters, anywhere the NA touch, they cause massive destruction which always result in loss of lives.. now, they want us to believe, that they were given info regarding cultists' activity and they responded (of which i'm certain more than 20 soldiers must have attended to) and only one person (a popular non northerner footballer) was shot dead and non injured nor arrested. There is God.

Anonymous said...

Is the Nigerian army made for indiscriminate shooting? Invade a cultists' den and shoot like untrained men ! That is if the tale is true.

Anonymous said...

Raid a SUSPECTED criminal hideout and shoot anyhow. Anywhere can be a SUSPECTED criminal hideout, even a private residence. Shoot anyhow. Low IQ army OFFICER.

Anonymous said...

You will soon be killed by a calabar dog!

Anonymous said...

Who told the father this version of events...was it one of the people who fled?

Anonymous said...

So called Nigerian soldiers are nothing but a bunch of riffraff cowards.their bravery is when they see women and unarmed civilians. They are a bunch of animals and 95% of them are Aboki Hausa what do you expect?

Anonymous said...

U are d biggest goat alive...

emmanuel chiemezie said...

good guy in the wrong environment......RIP a must respected defender.

Anonymous said...

We will believe Juliet buhari iwuno, ezi ofia

Anonymous said...

We will believe Juliet buhari iwuno, ezi ofia

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