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Navy & Police Clash In Calabar: 10 Killed As Naval Officers Burn Down Akim Police Station

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May 31, 2017 – Navy & Police Clash In Calabar: 10 Killed As Naval Officers Attack, Set Akim Police Station On Fire In Calabar Cross River State

A verbal argument that started between a traffic warden and a power hungry Naval officer has developed into a mini war that took many lives in Calabar yesterday.

According to eyewitnesses, trouble started on Tuesday when a traffic warden stopped a Navy officer in order to pass other cars, however the officer was said to have suddenly picked fight with the warden. He reportedly ordered his boys to batter him for not according due respect to him.

A deputy Superintendent of Police who was passing by tried to settle the dispute but naval officers beat him to pulp as well.

At a point the matter went out of hand when the power hungry naval personnel on order of their “Oga on top” followed the Superintendent to Akim Police station where they started shooting officers and visitors to the station.They later set the whole station on fire.

In the aftermath of the attack, 3 policemen and about 7 inmates died.

Several other people sustained injuries of varying degrees.

Here is what a witness said:

naval officer set police station n fire



  1. Musa Morgan

    May 31, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has clearly apportioned each of these major security agencies with its duties.The Military is in charge of external security of the country and the Police in charge of internal security.Military superiority complex does not occur in Ghana,America,Britain,etc but only in Nigeria.The Nigeria Police has been enduring intense hatred from the public,military and even the government-That is why they are the least paid in Africa.

  2. Brave Hunter

    May 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    ALL THIS HAPPENED SIMPLY because of sheer pride on the part of the Naval officer.

    He must be hunt down fast, made to pay dearly for his stupidity and useless pride.
    He must not be allowed to see the sunshine again for the rest of his life.

    I take a stroll…

  3. maxilo

    May 31, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Strange things are happening in Nigeria under the watch of PMB. When Buhari won the Presidebtial election in 2015, an aura of discipline, probity and decorum pervaded the national landscape, so much so that bad people began to ‘take dressing’ for fear of the name, ‘BUHARI’. But I make bold to say that the opposite is what we see today. The impunity with which players in private, civil, government and military circles carry on is palpable and unprecedented. Just imagine, officers of the Nigerian Navy (a disciplined military agency) unleashing mayhem on a sister government security agency. Sometimes, I wonder if the man currently parading himself as Buhari is the REAL BUHARI. I stand to be corrected!
    God save Nigeria.

  4. kenneth

    May 31, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    the picture didnt depict the story.

  5. Uzoma

    May 31, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    It is very unfortunate that in Nigeria the military personnel and that is the Army, Navy, and the Air force think they are above the law and can do anything and get away with it. Even the Police tow the same line too. Our military forces and the police should be retrained on how to carry out their duties to the nation. The traffic law is there for everybody to obey. How on earth does this Naval officer beat up a traffic warden simply because he was stopped to pass traffic from the other direction. The Navy is supposed to be the elite in any nations forces but not the case with Nigeria navy. The army and air force are also culprits. They exert their power on innocent civilians. The police shoot motorists and okada riders for not giving them bribes. If those who are to safeguard and protect the lives and properties of the citizens are reckless, how do you expect the common civilian to behave. These power hungry naval personnel went to the police station to kill 10 innocent human beings (3 police officers and 7 inmates) simply because their “oga” was stopped by a traffic warden (doing his job)to let traffic from the other direction to pass. It is a big shame. Anyway, what do you expect, when their leader Gen. Buhari refused to obey court ruling. They have the feeling they are invincible.

  6. iron bar

    May 31, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    This is what u experience in banana republic,our police has no respect especially when they stand on the road demanding roja and again ,our military are damn too arrogant.why wont u obey the traffic warden.who is the stupid oga at the top ordering such brutal attack up to the point of burning down a police station(a govt institution)The navy top officer must appear before a tribunal,knowing fully well he has lost his job and pensions .he should be taught a lesson for others to learn a lesson.

  7. Big Aunty Koks

    May 31, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    They need to be debriefed to come out of the military era mentality of lawlessness. Mchweeew!

  8. ugochukwu kingsley

    May 31, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    It is very bad of the Nigeria military to behaved in such act to bit an officer on duty the navy officer should just be patient, okay now the people the killed their own has just gone like that is on fair government should put mouth on this matter please because we don’t value life.

  9. fifelomo

    May 31, 2017 at 9:21 PM

    Are we still in the military era?

  10. Francis Edegware

    June 1, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    That is show of madness, our forces suppose respect each others

  11. Elvis

    June 1, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    This must be properly investigated and the law should be acted on.
    One death to many to allow without justice, the beauty of democracy is that role of law must be adhered to.
    God bless Nigeria.

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