• Izu Joseph that was killed by JTF military to be buried 3rd December.

    Izu Joseph that was killed by JTF military to be buried 3rd December.

    Izu Joseph, the former Shooting stars of Ibadan footballer that was killed in October by Military men from the JTF in Rivers State (If you don’t know this story read here here and here) will now be laid to rest on the 3rd of December, 2016 in his hometown of Okarki, Rivers State according to his family…

    His brother Izu Reuben said :

    ‘We as a family have taken a date for his burial. It’ll be 3rd of December in Rivers State.

    ‘We […]

  • Nigeria players’ union insist Izu Joseph murdered in cold blood

    Nigeria players’ union insist Izu Joseph murdered in cold blood

    Nigeria Professional Footballers Association have insisted Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph was murdered in cold blood.

    The Nigeria army have announced the player was killed around a notorious cultists’ den.

    But secretary general of the Nigeria Professional Footballers Association Austin Popo said he personally conducted an on-the-spot investigation of the incident.

    “I went to Okaki village with colleagues in order to establish the facts on the murder of Izu,” he said.

    “I was informed the soldiers had come to raid a shrine close to […]

  • Army lied, late 3SC player not a cultist – Brother insists

    Army lied, late 3SC player not a cultist – Brother insists

    Reuben Izu, the elder brother of late Joseph Izu, who was killed by operatives of the Joint Military Task Force, said on Thursday that his brother was not a cultist.

    Joseph was killed during a raid by the JTF in Okaki community on Sunday after he allegedly identified himself as a player with the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Oyo State.

    The Nigerian Army had claimed that the late footballer was shot near a cultists’ shrine in Okaki.

    But speaking on […]

  • Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph was at a cultist’s shrine when he was killed – Army reveals

    Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph was at a cultist’s shrine when he was killed – Army reveals

    The Nigerian Army has said the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force, JTF, was killed in a cultist’s shrine.

     

    The shocking revelation was made on Tuesday by the Commander, 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Brig. Gen. Hamisu Hassan.

    According to him, investigation is ongoing to determine what Izu was doing at the shrine.

    Recall that Joseph, a regular with […]

  • NFF mourns with family of slain Izu Joseph

    NFF mourns with family of slain Izu Joseph

    The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the family of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force.

    NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, was much grieved when he learnt of the incident, and immediately put a telephone call through to the father of the late footballer, who agonizingly narrated the tragic circumstances in which the young Joseph was killed.

    Pinnick said afterwards: “I am […]

  • Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph shot dead in Bayelsa

    Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph shot dead in Bayelsa

    Shooting Stars energetic defender Izu Joseph has been shot dead by soldiers in his hometown Okaki in Bayelsa State.

    The player’s father confirmed the death of the player at the hands of Joint Task Force (JTF), who are locked in a long-drawn face-off with militants in the restive Niger Delta.

    The powerful central defender, who was a great man marker and good aerially, joined Shooting Stars three years from Bayelsa United when the Ibadan club were still in the second-tier Nigeria National […]