The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Police Command has reacted to an discriminate shooting by suspected military men at Etegwe Roundabout of the state on Monday night.
In a statement by the Bayelsa Police command’s spokesman, SP Asinim Butswat in Yenagoa on Tuesday afternoon, the commissioner of police appealed for calm, stating that he had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident.
The Statement read; “INDISCRIMINATE SHOOTING BY MEN IN MILITARY CAMOUFLAGE said: “on 27th June, 2022, at about 1800hours, Police officers on duty at the Etegwe Roundabout stopped a White Toyota Hilux without Registration number, whose occupants were on mufty, for driving against traffic and the driver was advised to returned back and follow the proper lane.”
He further added that the men in the white Toyota car angrily introduced themselves as military personnel and promised to come back and deal with the police officers.
According to the police, “Surprisingly, the men came back to the roundabout in military camouflage and started beating a member of the vigilante. The Police Officers tried to separate them, but the men on military camouflage started shooting indiscriminately and in the process a stray bullet hit two civilian passersby namely; one Ariweri Taralayefa f’ 29 years old and one Omonopeno Oturu m’ 38 years old. The victims have been treated and discharged from the Hospital
Butswat further said the Military and Police authorities were investigating the incident for possible identification of the men involved.
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