The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has set up a high-profile committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian Navy and the Nigeria Police in Calabar, Cross River State where lives and properties were lost and destroyed.
The committee, made up of officers from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force and Police, is tasked to recommend appropriate sanctions for persons or group of persons found culpable in the avoidable incident.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Defence spokesman, Maj-Gen John Enenche, explained that the move became imperative to check similar incidents in the future and to enhance the relationship between the military, security and other response agencies in the country.
“The Defence Headquarters hereby appeals to members of all Security and Response Agencies to embrace esprit de corps in the course of carrying out their duties and have mutual respect and understanding for each other,” he said.
Recall that a clash between the navy and the police on Tuesday, May 30 over traffic violation had left scores dead and property destroyed in Calabar.
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