Gun-battle in Bayelsa: Gunmen shoot policeman, NSCDC officer dead

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A policeman and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been shot dead during gun-battle with gunmen in Bayelsa State.

Spokesman, Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.

He said the incident occurred at Okarki Junction, Yenagoa.

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According to Butswat, on 5 September, 2021, at about 8:30pm, operatives of Operation Doo Akpor, at Okarki Junction, came under heavy fire by unknown gunmen.

He said the gallant operatives engaged the hoodlums in a shoot-out and repelled them from attacking the nipping point.

Butswat, however, disclosed that a police sergeant and an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps sustained fatal gunshots wounds, which led to their death.