Many officers of Nigerian police are feared dead after suspected officers of Nigerian Navy stormed a police division in Calabar, on Tuesday night. According to witnesses, the attack began shortly after 8:30 p.m., and was still underway as at 10:19 p.m. at Akim Divisional Headquarters.
But when contacted, Naval spokesperson, Suleiman Dahun,claimed that he was not aware of the development as at 10:26 p.m. His counterpart in the police, Jimoh Moshood, could not be reached for comments. According to Premium Times sources, the confrontation was a continuation of an initial skirmish between a police traffic officer and a naval officer at a traffic light near the Calabar Stadium along the Airport Road on Tuesday afternoon.
“Some naval officers ran the red light and police traffic officers intervened, but rather than listen, they descended on the policemen and beat them up,” a witness said. “This was around 5 p.m.
“Police officers now called for back up and and the Navy also called for reinforcement and they took over the road leading to the airport. “But the Navy Commander and police commissioner in the state intervened and the two sides backed down,” the witness said.
“However, around 8:00 p.m., when everyone thought the matter had been resolved, naval officers descended on Akim Police Station and started shooting and burnt down the facility.
“We confirmed three bodies but we feared there are more,” the witness said. The witness also accused the naval officers of blocking fire fighters from extinguishing the inferno set at the police station.
I wonder how some of this our military personnels act, so now can a police officer beat a check point while a naval officer is on duty? so what happens then ?
May God help us……