By Egufe Yafugborhi
PORT HARCOURT – POLICE and Military authorities in Rivers State are battling to calm frayed nerves to avert violent police military conflict after a police officer shot and killed a plainclothes soldier.
Rivers Police Commissioner, Zaki Ahmed who confirmed the incident that happened at dawn today said, “It is very unfortunate, but it is not true that soldiers are chasing police”
The incident involving policemen of the Rumuekani Police Station, Ada George Road, Obia Akpor locality of Harcourt metropolis has seen the station deserted by attached police personnel, just the as men of the the controlling Kala Divisional Police Office have all taken a hide as Army and Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, takes over the stations.
Residents in the affected area are also said to be worried as uneasy calm gradually returns to the neighborhood.