A minor battle between the military and police in Adamawa Tuesday night has claimed one life as several others injured.
It was gathered that the incident happened at about 11:30 Pm Tuesday at Target-Junction in Jimeta – Yola between soldiers on mufti and police who were on duty.
It was however gathered that the police on duty stopped a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep carrying the soldiers as passengers.
In an attempt to check the Keke Napep carrying the soldiers, argument started between the duo which led to a soldier been injured by trying to disarmed the police man of his riffle.
The others soldiers who were also on Murti escaped to the army barracks and reported the issue to their colleagues.
According to report, the military on hearing the report deployed 12 Hilux Vans of soldiers to the police headquarters and lunched their attacked on the police killing one police inspector
Meanwhile, the Adamawa State Commissioner of police, Mr Afolabi Babatola, has strongly condemned the recent conflict between Police and Military Officers along Target Junction, Yola North Local Government Area, that resulted in exchange of fire and brutal attacked on the Police Facility and killing of Inspector Jacob Daniel.
The Commissioner stated this through a Press release by Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) SP Suleiman Nguroje to Journalists in Yola Adamawa State on Wednesday
The release said consequently, the CP has ordered an immediate investigation into the matter with a view to ensuring peace and justice.
The CP warned that attacks on all security officers in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the Command holds the lives of all security personnel sacrosanct, and such unwarranted conflict would be strictly treated in accordance with extant laws
Mr Babalola reiterated the commitment of the Command to protection of lives and property while stressing that it is vital to work with other sister security agents in protecting the fundamental rights of security operatives, in order to enable them advance their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens better.; he said
He appealed for calm as the top Management of both security agencies are doing everything legally possible to address the situation.
However the Brigade.Commander of 23 Armoured Brigade, Brigadier General Gambo Mohammed said report reaching him indicated that one of his soldiers was shot by police and hide him and he ordered his men to rescue him from the police.
He however refused to speak further on the issue .
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