Civil Defence officer allegedly kills 100-level student in Bayelsa

A year-one student of the Department of Petrochemical in the Faculty of Engineering at the Niger Delta University simply identified as Obinna, has been shot and killed by a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel.

The incident happened at Efeke-Ama area of Amassoma community, Southern Ijaw Local Council Area of Bayelsa State, at about 10:30 pm on Saturday.

It was gathered the yet-to-be-identified NSCDC personnel is part of security details attached to a politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Confirming the incident via a telephone interview, Mr. Indoni Ingezi, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, said the shot that killed the deceased was an accidental discharge.

“Yes, I can confirm the incident but it was off-campus where a security detail miss fired during a political event.”

However, the suspect (officer) has been allegedly arrested by operatives of the Amassoma Police division while the investigations are ongoing.

Efforts to reach the State Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, proved abortive at the time of filing this report.

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