Donatus Vonkong, a Nigerian Army Warrant Officer posted to the Hadin Kai, was shot and killed by a drunk policeman in Borno state.
The terrible occurrence occurred in Maiduguri’s Shehu of Borno Palace.
The event was corroborated by many sources, who said the yet-to-be-identified police officer was under the influence of alcohol, according to the Daily Trust.
The incident sparked chaos in the region, with enraged youngsters vowing to hunt down any police officers seen in the vicinity.
Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, the Director of Defence Information, asked for calm, stating the incident did not depict inter-agency confrontation and should thus be viewed as a one-off.
According to the military spokesperson, all security services have processes in place to handle such instances, and full investigations will be undertaken to prevent repetition.
“In any event, when things like this happen, it might be unintentional,” he explained, “but there are methods for dealing with such difficulties.” It makes no mention of inter-agency tensions. This is a one-time occurrence, and when it does happen, the various services have systems in place to deal with it.
“And I’m confident that Operation HADIN Kai will look into it and put in place the required clear mechanisms to prevent it from happening again.” The most essential thing is that we provide guidance for future events.
“There are processes in place to deal with such matters; it does not depict confrontations between the military and the police in any manner.” After all, they’re all working together on counter-insurgency operations over there.”
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