A Nigerian Navy officer, Faruk Yusuf, who was deployed to Onitsha, Anambra State, has been shot dead by suspected identified gunmen.
It was gathered that Yusuf, who hailed from Unguwan Sarki area of the Biu Local Government Area of Borno State was killed by gunmen one week to his wedding ceremony.
The state police command has launched a manhunt for the killers.
However, the Nigerian Navy is yet to release an officially statement on the death of its personnel.
A military source that spoke with SaharaReporters said, “Yusuf was posted to Onitsha in Anambra State amidst all the unrest in that region. He was preparing to tie the knot next week with his betrothed but his life was cut short by gunmen who waylaid him in Onitsha.”
“The late Yusuf hailed from Unguwan Sarki area of Biu LGA in Borno State. There is tension as the military could embark on raids and reprisal arrests and torture and even killing. The situation in Onitsha is palpable because the military is going to strike back. The activities of the rampaging gunmen need to be curtailed.”
“Killing someone just a week before his wedding is indeed very agonising and condemnable. This is a moment of great agony for the relatives, friends and family of the deceased. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”
“The naval authorities in Anambra State have already launched an investigation into the murder. They are looking for the assailants and we are hopeful we will get them. This is indeed wickedness of the highest order by these gunmen. The cold-blooded murder of a military personnel will never be overlooked by the authorities.”