Clashes between the military and the police in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital has left at least three people dead.
Although the cause of the clash was not yet known, it was reported that the town has been thrown into confusion.
Financial institutions, government establishments and people who opened their places of businesses were forced to close early because of the upheaval.
The State Commissioner for Police, Mr Sumonu Andulmaliki, who confirmed the incident said men in military uniform have abducted the Squadron Commander of Mopol 41, Damaturu CSP, Dauda Fika.
Meanwhile, the military Spokesman in the state, Colonel Kayode Ogunsoya, in a statement said a committee has been set up to end the clash.