There was commotion on Thursday morning, May 17, along Ada George Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers state as soldiers sacked the Rumukpakani police station, allegedly over the killing of their colleague by a policeman, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the murdered soldier, who was in mufti, was said to have been shot near the police station by one of the policemen on duty.
The development forced a group of angry soldiers to storm the police station and arrested the Divisional Police Officer and the murder suspect.
In a report by The Cable, a resident said that a policeman opened fire on a soldier after a heated argument.
Two soldiers who lodged at a hotel in Rumukpakani were said to have gone in search of food in the community.
“Some soldiers lodged in a hotel around Ada George Road. Two of them came outside to get food, and one was with a gun. When the police came, they asked the soldiers to follow them to their station but the soldiers refused and an argument broke out.
“One of the policemen opened fire on the soldier who died in the process and the other one ran back to inform his colleagues,” the resident said.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the troops conducting clearance operation in Numan general area of Adamawa state neutralised 10 armed bandits following an encounter.
This was made known in statement signed by the director army public relations, Brigadier General, Texas Chukwu.
He said that the ten bandits were neutralised during an operation which lasted for one hour.
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