Operatives of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) of the Nigerian Police and personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday night engaged each other in a gun due at Jeddo in Okpe Local Government area of Delta State over an alleged assault on the daughter of an officer.
checks revealed that exchange of the gun battle which lasted for several hours caused pandemonium in the area forcing residents to scamper into the bush as there is only one route to the community.
According to some residents who refused to mention their names on print, several people sustained various degrees of injuries as they struggled to escape from the exchanges of flying bullets from both the Air Force and the Police.
According to security sources, trouble started when an argument ensued between a CTU operative and a lady which resulted in a slap from a policemen.
But unknown to the policeman, the lady is a daughter of an Air Force personnel who returned home and reported the incident to her father.
It was gathered that the angry Air Force officer mobilised his colleagues and stormed the scene where the policeman, realising later that the girl is a daughter of an officer, also reinforced his men for counter balancing of force.