Defense Headquarters Set Up Committee To Probe Calabar Navy Vs Police Clash

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By Jonathan Ugbal

Chief of Defense Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin (Photo: DHQ)

The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) in Nigeria on Tuesday set up a probe panel to investigate the causes of the clash between personnel of the Nigerian Navy and the Nigeria Police Force in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

“The Defense Headquarters has set up a high profile committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the recent unfortunate clash between personnel of the Nigerian Navy and police in Calabar, Cross River State, that led to loss of lives and destruction of properties,” read a statement issued by the Director of Defense information, Major General John Enenche which said the committee comprising of personnel from the armed forces and the police is expected to recommend sanctions for any personnel found guilty of professional misconduct.

“The committee comprises senior officers from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force and Police. The committee is mandated to recommend appropriate sanction or sanctions to anyone or group of people that are found culpable in the avoidable incident.

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

“The Defense Headquarters hereby appealed to members of all 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.”

A deadly clash between both security agencies on Tuesday May 29, 2017 had left two police officers dead, one injured and a naval rating injured with destruction of a traffic outpost and infrastructure belonging to the Akim division of the Nigeria Police Force.

Normalcy returned the next day after an emergency security council meeting convened by Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade led to resolutions that the state will foot all the bills including infrastructural damages.


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