A Civil Defence operative attached to a politician, on Saturday, shot and killed a100-level undergraduate of the Department of Petrochemical Engineering in the Niger Delta University identified only as Obinna in Bayelsa State.
The incident was said to have occurred at the Efeke-Ama area of Amassoma community, Southern Ijaw Local Council Area, around 10:30pm.
The killer NSCDC operative was reportedly part of a team of security personnel attached to a politician, Chief Abel Ebifemowei, alias OSUO1, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa.
The spokesman of the Niger Delta University, Indoni Ingezi, who confirmed the incident said it was a case of accidental discharge;
“Yes, I can confirm that the incident happened but it was off the campus where a security detail missed fire during a political event,” he said
The suspect is said to have been arrested by men of the Amassoma Police Division even as investigation into the matter continues.