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10 Feared Dead As Navy, Police Clash In Calabar |The Republican News

By Our Reporter

Over 10 persons were feared killed and several others injured when Naval personnel and police men clashed in Calabar, Cross River State Akim police Station opposite a military Barracks.

A policeman, who escaped death by the whiskers told Daily Sun that the police station, including the armoury was completely razed.

He said trouble started yesterday afternoon when a police traffic warden  stopped a Naval officer who got angry and ordered his boy to beat him.

He said: “As the Naval personal were battering the traffic officer, a deputy Superintendent of Police who was passing by tried to settle the dispute, but the naval personnel descended on him as well.

“A senior police officer contacted the commander in charge of the unit. We thought the matter was over until around 8.pm when some Naval personnel stormed Akim police station and started shooting at officers and visitors at the station.

“The Naval personnel did not stop at shooting at people, they set the police station, including the armoury and suspects in the cell ablaze.

“ Over 10 persons were killed. I know of three policemen who were confirmed dead. Many suspects in the cell died in the inferno. I narrowly escaped death. Few of us who took to our heels survived but many others sustained injuries of varying degrees.  A witness, John Bolus said: “It was like a war-torn zone. I thought it was another civil war. I was hearing the cacophony of gun shots and I took to my heels. I think the government should do something about it. The Navy should submit to the constitution.”

When contacted Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said he had not been briefed. Meanwhile, the Naval authorities said, last night, only one person was shot. According to them, it was a minor incident involving a Naval officer and  a policeman, which was later resolved.            (The Sun)

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2 thoughts on “10 Feared Dead As Navy, Police Clash In Calabar |The Republican News

  1. Mac Cole says:

    Police should learn more of respecting the citizens, same thing have been happening in Lagos also where police keep harassing innocent citizens just because to parade themselves with guns, killing innocent Nigerians, I am so glad that they met their match. Police should be cautioned, because they have abused their own constitutional rights. The fundamental human rights means nothing to the police any more. I don’t blame them is just because 99% of the police did not even five good credit in their WAEC, GCE, NECO result E.T.C. I don’t even want to talk about getting ND, HND and BSC and so on. They are illiterates of the highest order. The Government should first of all tackle that before they can be any goodness in Nigeria Police. illiteracy kills faster than HIV/AIDS. So imagine if that man were not soldier what would have happened to him? The police would have kill, injured or some thing terrible would have happen to him. My prayer for them is that they will be meeting those that are greater than them. So that they will feel the same pain they inflict on the Innocent citizens of Nigeria.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The press are idiots by saying clash, it is not clash but an attack on the police, the police station nd the citizens. Note that many were killed in the cell. Do we have govt in this country ?

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