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Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar

Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar
May 30
23:53 2017

Three policemen were reportedly burnt to death, following a clash between the  police and some officers of Nigerian navy in Calabar, Cross River state capital, on Tuesday.

Channels TV quoted a police source as saying the naval officers set the deceased ablaze in their station.

He said the misunderstanding between the two parties had started at a police checkpoint, opposite the Navy barracks in Akim area of the town.

According to the source, trouble began earlier in the day after a policeman stopped a naval officer at the checkpoint, but the officer reportedly refused to stop.

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The source said the refusal had led to a shootout.

He added that following the incident, some naval officers mobilised later in the evening and “set the police station ablaze.”

The state police command is yet to release an official statement concerning the development.

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The navy in the state has also not made any official statement concerning the issue yet.

1 Comment

  1. Expo Boogie
    Expo Boogie June 01, 19:37

    from narration above, what prompt the shootout in a common case like the one we have here? I count it as unproffesionallism on the part of the Nigerian Police Force. Let this be investigated properly.

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