Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has urged people to maintain their composure and carry on with their daily activities in the wake of the gunfight between police and troops in Yola.
This was released on Wednesday in Yola by Humwashi Wonosikou, the governor’s chief press secretary.
The capital of Adamawa State, Yola, was the scene of intermittent gunfire between police and troops on Tuesday night at approximately 11:00 p.m., according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
A fight between some army and police personnel resulted in one soldier being hurt and one policeman being slain.
Mr. Fintiri called the event regrettable.
He appealed for accommodation and tolerance among security agencies, describing the incident as unacceptable “at this time of peacebuilding”.
“While regretting the ugly incident that led to the clash between the soldiers and the police, Gov. Fintiri disclosed that government is on top of the situation and appealed to the parties to exercise restraint in the overall peace of the State,” he stated.
Mr Fintiri urged all security personnel on special assignment to remain at their duty posts and conduct themselves with a high sense of maturity.
“I am concerned that such acrimony could have lasting consequences on the hard-earned peace we have been able to build over the years.
“I appeal to all security personnel for restraint, mutual respect and tolerance for one another as people destined to work together in this great state.
“I appeal for patience and understanding as the administration works towards lasting solutions to these conflicts.”