A member of the National Youth Service Corps who was only just carrying out his primary assignment, has been gunned down in Bayelsa.
Obele, a suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, was seized by panic over the weekend following the killing of a corps members by suspected cultists in the community who attacked him with guns in broad daylight.
The deceased, a graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Markurdi in Benue State, was attached to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Works for his primary assignment.
Official sources at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) gave his name as James Onuh.
Confirming the development, spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asimin Butswat, said the deceased was shot and was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
"We are trailing the suspects; investigations are ongoing, " said the spokesman.