Police, military engage in shoot-out in Yobe

by Azeez Adeniyi

Some policemen and military officers on Wednesday engaged in a shootout in Damaturu, Yobe state over a yet to be ascertained issue, Daily Trust reports.

According to reports, no one was injured or died during the fight.

Army spokesman in Damaturu, Colonel K.O Ogunsanya who confirmed the shoot-out said an investigation into the matter has started and “a statement would be issued as soon as they get to the root of the matter“.

The violent clash between the security operatives started at Presidential Lodge, around 6am and lasted up to 10am.

A source said the clash was due to

the abduction of the Mopol commandant in charge 41, Damaturu.

“Yesterday, the Commandant was moving in a convey when a man intercepted, and the police attached to him harassed the man, not knowing that he is an Army officer. Later this morning, the Army kidnapped the commandant,” he said.

He said that the Mobile Police went to the Presidential lodge to free the commandant and the fracas ensued.

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