A 30 year old member of the National Youth
Service Corps serving in Bayelsa state, Samuel
Collins, was killed by suspected armed robbers
during an attack on Melford Okilo Road, INEC/
Kpansia area of Yenagoa, the state capital
yesterday June 24th.
According to reports, the robbers shot the
deceased at close range when he was
struggling to collect his phone and money from
He was on his way to the Nigerian Content
Development and Management Board’s office
on Isaac Boro Expressway, where he was
undergoing training, when he was accosted by
The deceased is an Engineering graduate from
the University of Benin and a native of Port
Harcourt, Rivers state. Confirming the attack,
the state police Public Relations Officer, Asinim
Butswat, said preliminary investigation showed
that the crime might be cult-related.
He vowed that the police would ensure that
those behind the attack are arrested. His
remains have been deposited it at the morgue
of the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa.