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Shettima Borno Gov trapped as police, soldiers engage in shootout over bags of rice

The military personnels reportedly tried forcing their way in when the police officers rebuffed them and the armed parties resulted into physical combat.

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The Maiduguri Government House reportedly witnessed a drama involving police officers and soldiers who engaged in a shootout over the distribution of bags of rice.

According to a report by Daily Post, the shootout, which left the State Governor trapped in his office for a long duration, left one Police officer dead.

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While other civilians at the scenes reportedly fled for their lives, it was further reported that problem started when soldiers who had gone to the Government House to take delivery of their share of rice, were denied entry by the police.

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The military personnels reportedly tried forcing their way in when the police officers rebuffed them and the armed parties resulted into physical combat.

The report also revealed that efforts by both the GOC7 Division and the Police Commissioner to gain entrance into the Government House for possible rescue of the Governor and other Government officials were repelled by the rampaging security officers.

Earlier on Thursday, June 23, 2016, bags of rice with faces of President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov Kashim Shettima were distributed to the public at the Maiduguri Government House in Borno.

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