The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed what it described as the unfortunate incident that occurred in the early hours of today 12th April, 2017 in Damaturu between the personnel of the Force and that of the Nigerian Army.
A statement by Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh O. Moshood said “Consequently, a joint investigation team has been constituted by the Chief of Defence Staff to harmonize the findings from the preliminary investigations carried out by the Police and the Army in respect of the unfortunate incident. This is aimed at uncovering the causes of the incident and deal with the situation appropriately to prevent such occurrence in the future.
Moshood noted that “the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army have a long time good working synergy and an excellent relationship which cannot be compromised by misguided personnel on both sides.
“To this end, the Inspector General of Police has directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 12, Bauchi and the Commissioner of Police Yobe State to sustain the normalcy that has been restored.
Also, the statement said, “the Inspector General of Police hereby enjoined members of the public in Damaturu and other parts of Yobe State to go about their lawful activities without fear or apprehension as the situation is fully under control.
“The renewed determination of the Nigeria Police Force to continue the fight against insurgency along with other security agencies remain unequivocal and unwavering,” the police said.
The statement however did not confirm any casualty figure in the aftermath of the clash Wednesday morning.