Nigerian Military To Probe Navy-Police Clash In Calabar

 Nigerian Military To Probe Navy-Police Clash In Calabar

The Defence Headquarters has set up what it calls a high-powered committee to probe the cause of the clash between personnel of the Nigerian Navy and Police in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.

It was reported that men of the Nigerian Navy and the police clashed in Akim Police station, Calabar, in May.

Over ten people, including two policemen, one naval personnel, were reportedly killed, while several others suffered various degrees of injury as men of the navy were said to have burnt down a police station.

It was reported that trouble started when police traffic controllers attempted to stop some naval personnel, who allegedly flouted the red light at a point near the Calabar Township.

In a statement by the Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the military body said the committee was mandated to recommend appropriate sanction or sanctions to anyone or group found culpable.

This is aimed at checkmating and subsequently eliminating such incidents in the future, to enhance relationship between the military and other security and response agencies in Nigeria.

The Defence Headquarters hereby appeal to members of security and response agencies to embrace esprit de corps in the course of carrying out their duties and have mutual respect and understanding for each other,” the statement declared.

 

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