How Soldiers Killed Police Inspector In Adamawa State
It has been revealed how soldiers killed a Police Inspector in Adamawa State as Governor urge for calm.
Army officers in 12 trucks, on Tuesday night, killed an inspector, Jacob Daniel, during invasion of the Police Headquarters in Yola, Adamawa State.
Commissioner of Police (CP), Afolabi Babatola, while condemning the attack, urged officers to be careful and guard against attacks on security personnel.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Suleiman Nguroje, reads: “The CP strongly condemned the recent conflict between Police and Army along Target Junction, Yola North Local Council, that resulted in exchange of fire, brutal attack on the police facility and killing of Inspector Jacob Daniel.”
According to the statement, the CP ordered immediate investigation into the matter, with a view to ensuring peace and justice between the two security agencies.
The CP warned that attacks on all security officers on duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise.
When contacted, the Commander, 23 Armoured Brigade, Brig-Gen. Gambo Mohammed, said: “One of his men was shot and hidden by the police, and his men went to rescue their own.”
Following the clash, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has called on residents to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.
In a statement, yesterday, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, disclosed that a policeman was killed and a soldier injured in the clash.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, about 11pm on Tuesday, sporadic gunshots were heard in Yola, the state capital.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, Fintiri appealed for accommodation and tolerance among security agencies.
“While regretting the ugly incident that led to the clash between the soldiers and the police, Governor Fintiri disclosed that government is on top of the situation and appealed to the parties to exercise restraint for overall peace in the state,” the CPS stated.