∼senior Nigerian police officer, who wants to remain anonymous, has confirmed to the BBC the details of the clash between policemen and navy officers in the south-eastern city of Calabar.
- Ealier, we quoted a report in the Premium Times saying that the fight resulted in the burning down of a police station and left three people dead.
Our source said the report was accurate. The Navy has not yet commented.
The trouble started after policemen tried to pull over a vehicle driven by navy officers which had ignored a red light.
The police have published several pictures of the aftermath of the clash on its