Civil defence officer shoots 20-year-old undergraduate dead in Bayelsa

A Nigerian security and Civil Defence Corp officer accidentally shot dead an University undergraduate in Bayelsa state.

The 20-year-old Department of Petrochemical undergraduate in the Niger Delta University identified as Obinna was shot and killed by a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp in Bayelsa State on Saturday, August 10th.

Civil defence officer shoots 20-year-old undergraduate dead in Bayelsa


According to reports, the killer NSCDC official was part of a team of security personnel attached to a politician, Chief Abel Ebifemowei, alias OSUO1, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa.

The sad incident happened at the Efeke-Ama area of Amassoma community, Southern Ijaw Local Council Area, around 10:30pm on Saturday, August 10th.

Confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer of the NDU, Indoni Ingezi, said the incident was a case of accidental discharge;

“Yes, I can confirm that the incident happened but it was off the campus where a security detail missed fire during a political event.”

The suspect is said to have been arrested by men of the Amassoma Police Division even as investigation into the matter continues.

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