Civil Defence official mistakenly shoots police officer to death

An NSCDC official accidentally gunned down a police officer in Bayelsa State.

A member of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, accidentally shot a police officer in Bayelsa State, the police said on Tuesday. The victim died of the gunshot wound.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Alex Akhigbe, who confirmed the incident, described the death of the police officer as unfortunate.

“He was mistakenly shot by a member of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) during a shoot-out with armed robbers in Yenagoa,” the spokesperson said.

He explained that both men were colleagues attached to the state’s special security outfit known as Operation Door Akpor.

“The police received a distress call on Monday night that armed robbers had attacked a popular petrol station at Edepie Roundabout in the state capital,” Mr. Akhigbe said. “When the patrol team got there, the robbers opened fire on sighting the police van.”

He said there was a shoot out and the NSCDC officer accidentally fired a bullet that hit the deceased.

(NAN)


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  • GayAllergy

    It is called ‘Green on Green’

    • Edward

      By the way ,what happened to the robbers?Let me guess,they got away.

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  • duke

    The same way police officers shoot harmless citizens on account of the later to part with 20 naira bribe n call it accidental discharge. What is good for the goose, the gander shouldn’t be exempted.

  • Dan Bahaushiya

    What business has civil defence with guns.
    They are not “civil” defence corps anymore.

  • 66mopol

    IF NA POLICE SHOOT THEY GO SAY NA BECAUSE OF TWENTY NAIRA, NOW THAT ITS THE POLICE THAT IS SHOT THEY SAY NA MISTAKE. THERE IS NO MISTAKE IN SHOOTING BECAUSE THREE THINGS MOST HAPPEN BEFORE A GUN FIRES: REMOVING IT FROM SAFETY, COCKING AND PULLING THE TRIGER

    • Edward

      66mopol is it true that you guys demand money from members of the pubic?you guys should work get yourself a job with the Tax office!