SAD : Police Officers Shot Dead At INEC Collation Centre


By Kayode. Sanni-Arewa

Two policemen were and two others sustained injuries in a clash between soldiers and officers in , capital, on Monday.

Witnesses said a minor disagreement between soldiers and policemen guarding headquarters in the state snowballed into a crisis that lasted nearly an hour.

According to sources, soldiers, who sent policemen away from the INEC collation centre, later invaded police headquarters and chased away police officers on duty.

Injured policemen are currently being treated at Federal Medical Center, Jalingo, according to a source.

Vehicles parked inside the police headquarters were reportedly vandalised during the incident

Sporadic shots triggered panic among residents as shops, markets and houses were shut.

During a joint press conference, police commissioner in the state, Suleiman Amodu, said a high-powered investigative panel would be set up to establish the cause of the incident.

The conference was attended by the Commandant, 6 Brigade, Army, Jalingo, Brig General Frank Etim, and the state of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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