There was pandemonium in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Friday as some policemen and officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service engaged in a wild shootout.
A popular counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama disclosed this on Friday, saying the confrontation involved firing of different caliber of firearms which incited fear among local residents.
The clash was said to have taken place at a police outpost within a housing estate alongside the Maiduguri-Kano highway.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been occupying this outpost since 2014, due to a previous abandonment following repeated attacks on security personnel.
However, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Yusuf, recently ordered divisional police officers to reclaim all abandoned police outposts as part of an initiative to enhance the city’s security.