Suspected Cultists Kill Two Corps Members In Bayelsa
"Please bro, take my phone and don't kill me" he pleaded, but the reply to his plea was a shot in his stomach.
He was one of the three corps members in Bayelsa State that were shot by a gang of six armed men.
Two did not survive the shot, as their dead and cold body laid in the pool of blood after the incident.
The gunmen broke into the Corpers’ Lodge located in Swali, a community, in Yenagoa, the state capital.
The lodge housed male and female National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members, serving in both government and private institutions within the state capital.
The victims, Popoola Olamide and George Onokpoma died while Gbenga Dada is currently responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.
A corps member who would not want to be named, told Bounce News that, the victims were in their room, marking exam scripts when the armed men broke their door.
"We heard one corps member offer them his phone and money in exchange for their lives.”
The eyewitness explained that the response to the plea was the sound of gunshot which killed him on the spot.
"At that moment, the second victim started struggling with the killer and asking why he killed his friend.
“Again, they shot him.
"We raised alarm, calling residents for help but, no one came or even shouted.
She shook her head as tears trickled down her cheeks and continued: "They were hardworking, respectful and don't keep late nights.
"May their killers die miserably" the eyewitness prayed.
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A staff of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Mr Ebifate Daniel, attributed the incident to the growing crime rate in the state.
"It's a sad week for all of us.
"They had dreams, aspirations that was cut short by some useless armed boys.
"Let the authorities investigate well and punish those responsible.
"May God console their families and grant them rest," he also prayed.
Meanwhile, the police spokesman in the state, Mr Asinim Butswat, told Bounce News that: "We think it might be both cultism and robbery, though, no item was stolen from the victim's house.
"We are still investigating the incident," he assured.
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