The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that its men and the Nigerian Army had a clash Wednesday in Damaturu, Yobe State, adding normalcy has been restored.
There was a clash between some personnel of the Police and the Nigerian Army in Yobe State capital following quarrel over a girlfriend.
The clash occurred in the early hours of Wednesday in Damaturu.
Four army and police officers were said to have lost their lives in the encountered
A statement issued by the Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said that a joint investigation team had been constituted by the Chief of Defence Staff.
“This is aimed at uncovering the causes of the incident and deal with the situation appropriately to prevent such occurrence in the future,” he said.
Moshood noted that Police and the Nigerian Army have had a long good working relationship that could not be compromised.
He said that the Inspector-General of Police has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 12, Bauchi, and the Commissioner of Police in Yobe, to sustain the normalcy that has been restored.
“The Inspector General of Police hereby enjoins members of the public in Damaturu and other parts of Yobe State to go about their lawful activities without fear or apprehension” Moshood said.
He said that the renewed determination of the police to continue the fight against insurgency with other security agencies remained unequivocal and unwavering.