Afolabi Babatola, the commissioner of police for Adamawa state, denounced the recent altercation that took place between state police and military soldiers near Target Junction in the Yola North Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.
Jacob Daniel, a police inspector, was killed in the attack on the police complex.
According to Daily Trust, gunmen allegedly stormed the state police headquarters in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area, early on Wednesday morning, frightening the locals of Yola.
According to a source cited by the publication, the attackers were military members seeking retribution for what they believed to be the police’s supposed assassination of a military official.
In response, the state police command on X (previously Twitter) issued a tweet signed by SP Suleiman Nguroje, the state police public relations officer, stating that the CP has ordered a “immediate investigation into the matter with a view to ensuring peace and justice.”
The Command holds the lives of all security personnel sacrosanct, and such unwarranted conflict would be strictly treated in accordance with extant laws, according to the state PPRO, which stated that the CP “warned that attacks on all security officers in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise.”
The CP emphasized the “commitment of the Command to the protection of lives and property,” emphasizing the need of cooperating with fellow security officers to “protect security operatives’ fundamental rights, n order to enable them to advance their sacred mandate of serving & protecting the citizens better.”
The senior executives of both security organizations are taking all legal action to handle the problem, the message continued, “but the police chief asked for calm.”