Policeman kills soldier at Borno palace

Policeman kills soldier at Borno palace

Donatus Vonkong, a Nigerian Army Warrant Officer assigned to Operation Hadin Kai, was shot and killed by a police officer in the Shehu of Borno palace in Maiduguri. According to Daily Trust sources, the officer was under the influence of alcohol.
This has sparked chaos in the region, with enraged youngsters vowing to hunt down any police officers seen in the area.
The military, on the other hand, is urging calm, noting that the incident does not indicate any security agency rivalry.
When contacted, the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor described the incident as an “isolated case”.
Promising that thorough investigations will be launched to prevent recurrence, Akpor also revealed that there are mechanisms for handling such cases among all the security agencies.
He said;  “In any case, when things like this happen, it could be accidental, but there are procedures for handling such issues. It does not suggest inter-agency conflicts.
This is an isolated issue, and when they do occur, the various services have mechanisms for handling them.“And I’m very sure that Operation HADIN Kai will investigate and carry out the necessary clear mechanism to ensure that it does not happen again.
The most important thing is that we guide against future occurrences.“There are mechanisms for handling such issues, it does not in any way portray conflicts between the military and the police.
After all, they are all deployed together for the overall efforts of counter-insurgency operations over there.

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