SOLDIERS RETALIATED OVER ALLEGED KILLING OF A SENIOR POLICE OFFICER
Some members of police in NCD and Central Command today retaliated against a group of soldiers.
The retaliatory incident involved exchange of gun shots at ATS Settlement outside the city.
It stemmed from an alleged killing of a senior police officer attached to NCD Zone 3 under the Taskforce arrangement.
This mobile phone video shared on social media confirmed the incident involving the two disciplinary forces.
However, Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Operations Donald Yamasombi instructed his men to refrain from such retaliatory action.
Yamasombi said a report confirmed a group of off-duty soldiers brutally assaulted Senior Inspector Mr. Andrew Tovere who was in a confrontation.
He said Late Tovere was responding to an illegal sale of alcohol at the settlement.
They rushed him to the hospital but doctors pronounced him dead, he said.
“Our police and the military police are now in negotiation. We have identified the military personnel involved for them to be arrested.
He has condemned the attack.
NCD Governor Hon Powes Parkop said he was aware of the situation and was monitoring it.
Governor Parkop is calling on city residents to restrict movements in and around the epicenter of the incident until further notice.
Thus, he will make a formal statement.