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Serving Corps Member Shot Dead by Cultists in Bayelsa

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One James Onuh, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was at the weekend reportedly killed by gunmen in Obele, a suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.

Onuh who until his death was attached to the state Ministry of Works, was a civil engineering graduate of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.

According to sources, gunmen suspected to be cultists, accosted him close to his residence in Obele area of the state on Saturday and shot him at a close range.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said,

“Gunmen, suspected to be cultists, attacked and shot him.

“He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa where he later died.

“We are trailing the suspects and investigation is ongoing,” Butswat stated.

Meanwhile, authorities of the NYSC in the state are yet to comment on the incident.

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