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Defence Headquarters Sets Up Committee to Look Into Police, Navy Clash in Cross River


The Defence Headquarters, Tuesday, setup a high profile committee to investigate the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian Navy and Police in Calabar, Cross River State.
The investigating committee is made up of senior officers from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Airforce and Police.
In a statement on Tuesday the Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, said: “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 Defence Headquarters appealed to members of all security and response agencies to embrace espirit de corps in the course of carrying out their duties and have mutual respect and understanding for each other”, the statement said.
A deadly clash had occurred between the security agencies after a Naval ranting refused to obey a police traffic warden to stop. Altercation was said to have ensued between and the Naval ranting was said to have between up the police officer.
Not satisfied the Naval Officers had gone back to Barracks to mobilise his colleagues who came to the police station, shooting and setting the station ablaze.
A policeman and Naval Officer were reportedly killed in the process.

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