The Bayelsa State Police Command confirms the killing of 16-year-old student, Seifa Fred.
Seifa, an 100-level student at the Niger Delta State University (NDU) was gunned down by suspected cultists at close range while running an errand for her mother in Yenagoa yesternight.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the killing, promised to bring the killers to justice.
On Thursday, 8 November, 2018, at about 8:30pm, unknown suspected cultists at Amarata, Yenagoa, shot one Seiyefa Fred 16years Old, The victim was rushed to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead before getting to the hospital.
The Police are now at work and are working on a promising lead on the identity of the suspects and efforts have been intensified on arresting them.
Fred, who was at home following the strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), was said to have gone out at about 8pm to buy suya for her mother.
On her way returning home, cultists who have made life in Yenagoa a living hell, were said to have attacked her close to her house and shot her in a bid to snatching her phone.
Her mother was said to have rushed to the scene following the gunshot only to see her daughter lifeless in the pool of her blood.
The helpless mother calls for alarm to attract sympathizers, who helped in rushing the girl to the hospital, but the young Fred was declared dead on arrival.
Investigations shows that the incident was one too many as innocent residents in Yenagoa are constantly attacked and killed by cultists, who invade the streets to snatch smart phones.