Unknown gunmen have killed a police sergeant and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) during an attack on the team of “Operation Doo Akpor” in Bayelsa State.
DAILY POST learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday at Okarki junction in Yenagoa when security agents engaged the assailants in a gun duel.
Operation Doo Akpo is a security team formed by the state government using personnel from major security agencies in the state and saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of residents.
It was learnt that the security operatives were ambushed by the gunmen who opened fire on the personnel, killing two and injuring many.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the unfortunate incident in a statement he issued on Monday.
He said, “Operatives of a Joint Task Force codenamed Operation Doo Akpor, repelled an attack by unknown gunmen at a nipping point at Okarki Junction, Yenagoa.
“On 5 September 2021, at about 2030hours, Operatives of Operation Doo Akpor, at Okarki Junction came under heavy fire by gunmen yet-to-be-identified.
“The gallant Operatives engaged the hoodlums in a shoot-out and repelled them from attacking their target.
“Unfortunately a Police Sargent and an Operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps sustained fatal gunshots wounds, which led to their death.”