Written by on December 27, 2017


Tragedy struck yesterday in Yenagoa as a police officer was mistakenly shot and killed by a fellow policeman during a gun duel between the police and suspected cultists on Christmas day.

Reports say trouble started when a misunderstanding among the feasting cultists degenerated to a fight within the cult group, resulting to gunshots which eventually attracted a police patrol team to the area.

The Police Command Spokesman, DSP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the killing was shocking.

Butswat urged the residents to continue with their lawful endeavours and support the police by providing timely and credible information on criminal activities.

Recall that an armed robbery suspect had also on December 22, killed his fellow partner in crime at a robbery operation around Azikoro village, Yenagoa and eventually turned himself in at Azikoro Police Station.

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