Nigeria policemen killed by navy

NAVY-Navy officers are alleged to have set fire to a police station

NAVY-Navy officers are alleged to have set fire to a police station

Three Nigerian police officers have reportedly been killed after clashes with members of the navy in the south-eastern city of Calabar.

It is unclear what sparked the clashes but a senior police officer told the BBC that a police station had been set on fire.

One media report says that a policeman had confronted a navy officer for failing to stop at some traffic lights.

The police and the navy have not officially commented on the incident.

Another media report says that a navy officer who had been involved in a minor accident with a motorised rickshaw had been angered by the policeman’s behaviour.

Shortly afterwards, a group of armed naval officers are said to have attacked and burnt down a local police station.

The BBC’s Martin Patience in Lagos says the attack highlights the often lawless behaviour of the country’s defence forces. -BBC

 

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