Nigerian footballer Joseph Izu has been killed in the Niger Delta, after being caught up in the crossfire between the Nigerian army and oil militants.
The 24-year-old defender for Nigerian Premier League club Shooting Stars, was hit by a stray bullet when gunmen attacked a market in his hometown of Okaki in Rivers State. The club on its Twitter account said: “A Shooting STAR is gone! Izu Joseph is gone! Flamboyant defender is gone! RIP, brother. What a life! May God strengthen his family #Tragedy.”
— Shooting Stars SC (@Official3SC) October 17, 2016
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