The Nigerian Army Thursday said it had launched a manhunt for the soldier who allegedly killed his lover, one Miss Jennifer Ugadu, a 200-level student of the Niger Delta University, Ammasoma, Bayelsa.
The Bayelsa State Police Command had, few days ago, said it had the uncovered Ugadu’s decomposing body.
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Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, said there was no place for such barbaric act in the army.
Nwachukwu, who noted that it was alleged that the student was shot in her apartment by the suspect now at large, said the army had commiserated with the family of the deceased.
“The NA has taken the allegation seriously and joint investigation has commenced, while effort to profile and ascertain the true identity of the suspect is ongoing.
“The NA being a professional and disciplined organisation will continue to uphold and respect the Fundamental Human Rights of citizens as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.