The Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, has condemned the recent attack on the state police headquarters and ordered a probe into the incident.
The attack on the police headquarters ensued from a conflict between the state police and military officers along Target Junction, Yola North Local Government Area of the state.
The attack on the police facility resulted in the killing of a police inspector, Jacob Daniel.
According to report, gunmen were said to have attacked the state police headquarters in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area, in the early hours of Wednesday, sending residents of Yola into panic.
A report in Daily Trust quoted a source as alleging that the attackers were military personnel on a revenge mission following the alleged killing of a military officer by the police.
The CP has therefore ordered an “immediate investigation into the matter with a view to ensuring peace and justice,” according to a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, in a tweet shared by the state police command on X (formerly Twitter).
The state PPRO stated that the CP “warned that attacks on all security officers in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the Command holds the lives of all security personnel sacrosanct, and such unwarranted conflict would be strictly treated in accordance with extant laws.”
The CP stressed the “commitment of the Command to the protection of lives and property,” while noting the significance of working with other sister security agents in “protecting the fundamental rights of security operatives in order to enable them to advance their sacred mandate of serving & protecting the citizens better.”
The tweet added, “The police boss appealed for calm as the top management of both security agencies are doing everything legally possible to address the situation.”