Sequel to the killing of Five police men by the men of Nigerian Army in Taraba, the Nigerian Army has warned its personnel to be alert and go in mufti as they are travelling out of from the city.
The Nigerian Army has ordered commanders and unit formations to educate their members in dealing with police offices so as not to be caught unawares.
This warning is letter is contained in a letter dated August 9, and signed by Brigadier-General Felix Omoigui, for the Chief of Army Staff, said the killing of the policemen in Taraba State by soldiers in internal security operations in the state was capable of inciting the rank and file of the two services.
The letter with reference number AHQDAIOPS/G3/240/232, obtained by Daily Sun, reads: “In the aftermath of the unfortunate incident involving troops of 93 battalion, Takum and members of the IRT of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) at Ibi Local Government Area 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 NPF to exhibit aggressive tendencies against Nigeria Army personnel. Accordingly, all troops on internal security duty as well as personnel travelling in and out in their 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 NPF in view of this development. Troops travelling on pass are to endeavor to do so in mufti.”
Meanwhile, it was gathered that most military personnel now go out with civil clothes in their bags as part of the safety measures to avoid clash with aggrieved policemen in the city.
However, there is much tension in both the police and army camps and investigations has been carried out on where about of the gruesome killer.