In a confrontation between soldiers and police on Monday at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Collation Centre in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, two policemen were killed and two others were hurt.
According to witnesses, a minor argument between soldiers and police officers assigned to guard the INEC headquarters in the state quickly escalated into a crisis that lasted almost an hour.
According to sources, soldiers, who sent policemen away from the INEC collation centre, later invaded police headquarters and chased away police officers on duty.
According to a source, injured police officers are currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Center in Jalingo.
According to reports, during the incident, vehicles parked inside the police headquarters were vandalized.
Residents became anxious as a result of random shootings, and businesses, markets, and homes were closed.
Suleiman Amodu, the state’s police commissioner, announced the formation of a powerful investigative panel to determine the incident’s cause during a joint press conference.
Brig. Gen. Frank Etim and the state director of the Department of State Services (DSS) attended the conference, along with the commandant of the 6th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Jalingo.
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