In Calabar Naval officers reportedly burn down police station leaving over 3 dead

Eyewitness reports say the incident occurred around 8:30 pm to 10:19 pm on Tuesday,May 30, 2017.

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Some Naval officers have reportedly burnt down a police station in Calabar, the capital of Cross River state.

According to Vanguard, the Navy personnel stormed the police station and shot sporadically in the air.

Reports from people who witnessed the incident said that the it occurred around 8:30 pm to 10:19 pm on Tuesday,May 30, 2017.

Sources say the Naval personnel came on a revenge mission following a misunderstanding between a police traffic warden and an office near the Calabar Stadium along the Airport Road in the afternoon.

According to Premium Times, an eyewitness said “Some naval officers ran the red light and police traffic officers intervened, but rather than listen, they descended on the policemen and beat them up. This was around 5 p.m.

“Police officers now called for back up while the Navy also called for reinforcement, both took over the road leading to the airport.

 “But the Navy Commander and police commissioner in the state intervened and the two sides backed down.

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“However, around 8:00 p.m., when everyone thought the matter had been resolved, naval officers descended on Akim Police Station and started shooting and burnt down the facility. “We confirmed three bodies but we feared there are more.”

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Nigerian Navy, Suleiman Dahun told newsmen that he is not aware of the incident, and promised to shed more light on what transpired as soon as he is briefed.

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