The Police in Bayelsa on Tuesday confirmed that a mobile police officer had been shot to death in error.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mr Alex Akhigbe, who confirmed the incident, described the death of the policeman an unfortunate.
“He was mistakenly shot by a member of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) during a shoot-out with armed robbers in Yenagoa.
“They were colleagues attached to the state special security outfit known as Operation Door Akpor.
“The police received a distress call on Monday night that armed robbers had attacked a popular petrol station at Edepie Roundabout in the state capital.
“When the patrol team got there, the robbers opened fire on sighting the police van.
“So, there was a shoot-out and in the process, the NSCDC personnel mistakenly shot his patrol team colleague”, Akhigbe said. (NAN)