A member of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) shot and killed a mobile policeman during a shoot-out with armed robbers in Yenegoa.
The NSCDC personnel and the deceased mobile policeman were both attached to the State Security outfit, ‘Operation Door Akpor.’
Police sources said that the security patrol team had engaged armed robbers in a shoot-out at Edepie axis of the state capital after it received a distress call that robbers have attacked a petrol station in the area.
Police public relations officer in the state, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, who confirmed the incident, described the death of the policeman as an unfortunate mishap.
“Last Monday night, the police received a distress call that armed robbers had attacked a petrol station at Edepie roundabout in the state capital.
“When the patrol team got there, the robbers opened fire on sighting the police van, so there was a shoot-out, and in the process, the civil defense personnel mistakenly shot his patrol team colleague,” Akhigbe said.