The father of Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph who was killed Sunday by soldiers in Bayelsa State has demanded for justice.
Azu Joseph said the Joint Task Force (JTF) killed the dream of his family by killing his second child.
“My son came back home on holidays and went straight to the village, which is in Mahuda Local Government of Bayelsa State, only for him to be shot on his legs even after showing them his Identity card as a player of 3SC Football Club of Ibadan,” narrated a very emotional Joseph senior.
“My first son broke the news to me. I am in Port Harcourt at the moment.
“Without proper investigation my son was killed. I demand justice on the death of my son, whose body is still in the mortuary.”
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have already condoled the family on this loss.
Reports suggested the slain player was caught out at a restricted area by soldiers on a raid against militants in the restive oil-rich Niger Delta
His identity as a footballer was only established after he had been shot.