A Nigerian army officer is said to have hit a female police officer in Calabar, which is the capital of Cross River.
According to reports, the Mobil junction along the Murtala Mohammed highway in the state has been temporarily blocked as officers of the army and police are in a ruckus.
On Saturday morning, trouble started when a soldier dressed in mufti attacked a police officer who was directing traffic at a busy intersection because she stopped his car.
In pictures that reporters saw, the female police officer looked like she had been beat up and was bleeding from her head.
The male officer, who was wearing a red t-shirt and shorts and driving a black Toyota Corolla with the license plate number Lagos, AGL 175 HA, was said to have hit the female officer hard, causing her to bleed heavily around her eyes.
The army officer, who was with his coworkers at the time of the fight, had since run away.
His coworkers, who were reportedly driving along Ekorinim on their way to the barracks, got out of their car when they saw their fellow officer in a fight.
It was said that they got into a fight with officers from the state housing police station before helping their friend get away.
It was also reported that another female army personnel assaulted another female police officer for attempting to take pictures of the soldiers who arrived to save their colleague.
Efforts to reach Irene Ugbo, the state’s police spokesperson, were not successful, and she did not respond to calls and messages.
Watch the video below:
Nigerian Soldier beats up Police officer controlling traffic At Mobile Traffic light Calabar, Cross River state pic.twitter.com/tqIANSciTd
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