Defence Headquarters Clarifies Legality Of Extending Officers Time

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has set up an inquiry panel to probe a clash between men of the Nigerian Navy and Police in Calabar.

A clash between officers of the Nigerian Navy and men of the Police Force was reported in Calabar, Cross River State some weeks ago. Properties belonging to the local police branch were damage as the station was reportedly set on ablaze. The incidence which occurred May 30 claimed many lives as well.

According to reports, a local police station was set on fire after Naval officers attacked and killed about three policemen who were at the station. The incidence began when one Naval personnel engaged in a brawl with a police traffic officer. One Naval officer was also reported dead.

In a statement by Major General John Enenche, the Director of Defence Information on Tuesday indicates that the Military panel includes top ranking officers from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Airforce and Police.

“The committee is mandated to recommend appropriate sanction or sanctions to anyone or group of people that are found culpable in the avoidable incident,” the statement said.

“This is aimed at checkmating and subsequently eliminating such incidents in the future, in order to enhance the relationship between the Military and other Security and Response Agencies in Nigeria.”

The Defence Headquarters urged members security and response agencies to imbibe Espirit de Corps as they embarked on their duties and also exhibit mutual respect to one another.

 

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