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.
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.