Following the controversies that arose from the killings of three policemen in Taraba, the army has advised its officials to avoid confrontation with police and travel wearing mufti.
In a letter signed on behalf of the chief of army staff by Brigadier-general Felix Omoigui, soldiers were advised to stay cautious in dealing with police officers.
The army in the letter dated 9th August told its personnel, it said:
“In the aftermath of the unfortunate incident involving troops of 93 bn, Takum and members of the Intelligence Response Team of the NPF at Ibi LGA of Taraba State on August 6, 2019, inciting and inflammatory comments are being made by the NPF on the regular and social media platforms.
“This is capable of inciting the rank and file of the NP to exhibit aggressive tendencies against NA personnel. Accordingly, all troops on IS (Internal Security) duty as well as personnel travelling in and out of uniform are to be circumspect in their conduct to avoid escalation.
“Consequently, formations and unit commanders are to educate troops to be cautious in their dealings with members of the NP in view of this development. Troops travelling on pass are to endeavor to do so in mufti.”