An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has allegedly shot a 100-level student of Petrochemical Engineering of the Niger Delta University (NDU) in Bayelsa State.
It was reported that the sad incident occurred around 10.30pm on Saturday at the Efeke-Ama area of the institution in the Southern Ijaw LGA of Bayelsa State.
The victim, identified as Obinna, was said to have been rushed to a hospital in the community for an urgent medical, but gave up the ghost shortly after.
According to sources, the civil deffence officer was struggling to free his rifle without pointing it upwards and it released a bullet, which hit Obinna band eventually killed him.
According to findings made available to schoolworld, the officer was on escort duty with a former Chairman of the Bayelsa State Sanitation Authority and cheiftain of the All Pregressives Congress, Abel Ebifemowei.
He was said to have travelled to the community in a convoy of vehicles earing the campaign posters of Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development and an APC Governorship aspirant.
The victim’s corpse was taken to the mogue, while the killer was taken into the custody of the Nigerian Police Force in the area.
Ebifemowei described the sad incident as unfortunate, but denied that he and the others were drinking at a pub and that he was using the campaign vehicles of Lokpobiri at the time of the incident.
“The security escorts have followed me for over ten years and we have never experienced any such incident. It is unfortunate,” he stated.