The Commissioner of Police for Adamawa State, Afolabi Babatola, has expressed strong condemnation for the recent assault on the state police headquarters and has initiated a thorough investigation into the incident.
The attack on the police headquarters stemmed from a confrontation between state police and military officers near Target Junction, Yola North Local Government Area.
This assault on the police facility led to the tragic death of Police Inspector Jacob Daniel.
Reports indicate that armed individuals attacked the state police headquarters in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area, early Wednesday, causing panic among Yola residents.
According to sources, the attackers were allegedly military personnel seeking revenge for the reported killing of a military officer by the police.
The Commissioner of Police has promptly ordered an “immediate investigation into the matter to ensure peace and justice,” as stated in a tweet by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, shared on X (formerly Twitter).
The state PPRO mentioned that the CP “emphasized that attacks on security officers in the line of duty will no longer be tolerated under any guise. The Command values the lives of all security personnel and will treat such unwarranted conflicts strictly in accordance with existing laws.”
The CP reiterated the Command’s commitment to safeguarding lives and property, underscoring the importance of collaboration with other sister security agencies to “protect the fundamental rights of security operatives, enabling them to fulfill their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens more effectively.”
The tweet also conveyed, “The police boss appealed for calm as the top management of both security agencies are doing everything legally possible to address the situation.”