Shooting Stars energetic defender Izu Joseph Killed by JTF
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.
He was man of the match at champions Rangers when Shooting Stars drew 1-1.
Initial reports said the player was caught out at a restricted area by soldiers on a raid.
His identity as a footballer was only established after he had been shot.