Property Worth Millions Destroyed As Police, Airforce Personnel Clash In Delta Community

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    By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Asaba

    Properties worth several millions of naira have been destroyed as the Police and Airforce Personnel clashed in serious shoot out in Jeddo Community, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, AUTHENTIC News Daily reports.

    Many people were seriously injured, but no death was recorded.

    The casualties include personnels of the police and Airforce while there is serious tension in the once troubled peaceful Community.

    Trouble started when a personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU of the police got engaged in a hot argument with a lady which resulted in a physical assault as the police personnel reportedly slapped the lady who happened to be an air-force personnel’s daughter.

    The lady went back home to relate her experience to her father, who reportedly mobilised his men and stormed the spot where his daughter had been assaulted.

    The police official also called his colleagues in when he sensed that the situation was about to go out of hands.

    Security sources disclosed that the Airforce on arriving the scene, opened fire which was replied by the Police Special Squad with people scampering for safety.

    The incident has scared most residents out of their homes fearing there might be further faceoff between personnel of both bodies.

    Although efforts to get an official reaction from the police was not immediately successful as the police spokesman at the Delta State Police Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said he was driving when reached, a Senior Police Source confirmed the incident but was unable to talk much.

    The Warri Area Commander of the Police, ACP Mohammed Shaba allegedly met with the new Commanding Officer of NAF for several hours to find a lasting solution to the clash.

    “I am in a meeting over the clash. I cant talk on it. It is the
    Commander of the Nigerian Airforce that call talk on it”, he said on phone.

    Delta State Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, said he was not aware of the incident but promised to investigate.

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