5 Dead as Soldiers, Policemen Clash Over Girlfriend

Four mobile policeman and one soldier have died in Damaturu, Yobe State capital. The deaths resulted from a clash between the security operatives over a girlfriend.

Among the wounded mobile police officer is Buba Dauda, the Mobile Commander in Yobe State, whose abduction by the soldiers in the wee hours of yesterday triggered the face-off between the two security agencies.

According to Vanguard, the clash resulted from a misunderstanding that erupted between a serving Army Captain and some mobile policemen over a girlfriend the military officer allegedly snatched from a mobile policeman.

The mobile policeman chose not to part with his "lover", as he mobilised his colleagues who thoroughly beat up the soldier.

On hearing what happened to their colleague, some soldiers stormed the residence of the police team’s boss in the area in two patrol vans and took him to an unknown destination.
It was gathered that the fight began when some mobile policemen also teamed up to confront the soldiers regarding the whereabouts of their Commander.

During the resultant show dowm four persons lost their lives; four mobile policemen and one soldier.

Confirming the incident, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kayode Ogunsanya, said a joint committee, made up of military and police personnel, had been set up to investigate the matter.

His words: “A joint committee between the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police has been set up to investigate the incident.

“This headquarters wishes to assure members of the public that the situation has been brought under control and normalcy restored.”

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