NIgerian Defence Academy Cadet shot dead by suspected cultists in Yenagoa, family demands justice



Saviour Enoch, an undergraduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, was shot dead by suspected cultists in Yenagoa Bayelsa capital,

His family has urged security agencies in the state to fish the killers and bring them to justice.

Mr Ovieakini Enoch, the deceased’s uncle, made the appeal on Monday in Yenagoa.

Ovieakini said that Saviour, aged 20, was shot dead on Saturday night at about 8 p.m. along Gwegwe/Naval Road in Ovom, Yenagoa Local Government Area.

He said that Saviour was admitted into the NDA two years ago and that his father, Gbavieme Enoch, also died two years ago while serving in the Nigerian Army in Maidugiri, Borno.

According to him, Gbavieme, a Staff Sergeant, was killed while performing a national duty on Jan. 25, 2015.

“That is why Saviour’s death is a painful one. We are calling on the police and other security agencies to assist us to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“I learnt that the police have made some arrests on Sunday night,” Ovieakini said.

Saviour’s mother, who cried uncontrollably, also urged the security agencies to help the family to fish out the killers.

“My son died by shooting and my husband also died by shooting; my husband was a Staff Sergeant in the Army, he died two years ago and now, my son,” she lamented.

Meanwhile, the Spokesman of the Police Command in Bayelsa, ASP Asimin Butswat, told said on telephone that he would brief journalists on the matter when authorised to do so.


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