Since the police made the announcement that three of its officers were killed, and others injured after soldiers shot at them in Taraba State, there have been reactions from different sectors of the country.
Some notable personalities such as Shehu Sani, Femi Fani-Kayode and Aisha Yesufu have all given their opinions on the killings.
The Army had given a reply to the first Police statement which revealed the killings blaming the unfortunate incident on lack of communication as the soldiers had thoughts they were suspected kidnappers.
The Police however did not seem to fully agree with the explanation given by the Army as they called out the Army, raising some points and then posing some pertinent questions to the Army in a series of tweets for all to see.
See the questions below:
In the final analysis, we leave the Nigerian Army authorities to provide Nigerians with answers on the following questions emanating from their Press Release:
•Where is the notorious kidnapper, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume ‘rescued’ by the soldiers?
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) August 8, 2019
How and why was Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume released by the soldiers?
How could a kidnap suspect properly restrained with handcuffs by the Police escape from the hands of his military rescuers?
If Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume is a ‘‘victim of kidnap’’ as claimed, and properly rescued by soldiers, why was he not taken to the Army Base for documentation purposes and debriefing in line with the Standard Operating Procedure in the Nigerian Army?
Why were the Police Operatives shot at close range even after they had identified themselves as Police Officers on legitimate duty as evident in the video now in circulation?
See what Nigerians are saying about these questions:
The Nigeria police should go to court and get an order to detain the army chief for 90 days to enable them investigate the matter now
— Aldavisons (@alexisobi4) August 8, 2019
U both are dishonest forces, so I can't put my mouth in ur matter..
Both the Nigerian Police and Nigerian Army treat normal citizens as criminals, so whatever u are dragging between urselves is not our business..
— Fictionary (@PhantomIsGuilty) August 8, 2019
What sort of emotional blackmail is this? Is it not same Nigerian Army and Nigerian police that have been Gunning down innocent citizens since God knows when? Do they really care when they shoot innocent civilians? Direct your outrage to the commander in chief https://t.co/HgX6kwQu2h
— Davvydoe Jasper (@KingDavidJasper) August 9, 2019
What a time to be a Nigerian.. Nigerian Police vs Nigerian Army on Twitter gingering. Las Las na accidental discharge eee go end.
— ThatveryAkwaIbomBoy (@janded07) August 9, 2019
I want to empathize with you on the murder of these fine officers by men of the Nigerian Army.I feel this National tragedy calls for a moment of sober reflection.
The irresponsible press release by the army reeks of disregard for human life & thinly veiled disdain for the police.
— 'KUNLE ADEIGBE (@KUNLEADEIGBE) August 9, 2019
the gbas gbos of this Nigerian army and police thing is so darkly satisfying but as always disturbing in what it reveals about the damage this country is disappearing into.
— 𝖉𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖘𝖊𝖌𝖚𝖓 (@dragonsinlagos) August 9, 2019
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