Nigeria’s Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph killed in shooting


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.”

CCTV’s Deji Badmus has more.

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