Police, Army Hold Joint Press Conference On Purported Clash In Ibadan

COASIGjpgThe reported clash between soldiers and policemen on Wednesday and Thursday at Mokola area of Ibadan has been resolved.

This was made known by the Nigerian Army, 2 Division, Ibadan and the Oyo State Police Command on Friday during a joint military, police press conference held at the Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mrs. Bisi Inobanafor, who denounced the purported fight between the army and the police at a check point at Mokola, Ibadan, said there was an altercation at the roadside between a police woman and two soldiers in mufti.

She said, “There was an altercation when a woman police, who just closed from work was on her way home. The woman was in mufti when two men who were on motorcycle (also in mufti) assaulted her. When she retorted they beat her up and she called for help”.

She said the two agencies had since waded into the matter with the aim of finding lasting solution.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, 2 Division, Ibadan, Lt. Col. Mustapha Ankar, said, “The issue being exaggerated in the social media is unfortunate. The 2 Division is in harmony with the police in this state. Presently, we are doing joint training with the police and civil defense on how to make Oyo State a safe place”.


  1. Does anybody have the right to beat up someone else? I have a feeling that our security agents have an overstated sense of their importance. Because a man was given a skill on how to shoot a gun and given a uniform, he is now above the law. We need to train our policemen and soldiers more on human rights. In all civilized countries the military is under the bloody civilians and must obey all the civil laws. In countries like US and India the military laws are even harsher than civilian laws in most cases because it is recognized that an undisciplined military could be the death of the nation.


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