The Navy says it is investigating the cause of the ugly incident between the Navy and Police in Calabar.

The Director of Information, Nigerian Navy (NN), Navy Captain Suleman Dahun, said this on Wednesday.

Dahun said the clash was unfortunate especially because it led to loss of lives and destruction of property.

He said that the service would do everything humanly possible to avert future occurrence of such ugly clash.

Dahun told NAN that everything had been resolved, and normalcy had also returned, saying "everybody was going about his or her business as usual."

The clash was caused by a disagreement between a police traffic officer and a naval officer at a traffic light in Akim neighbourhood, downtown, Calabar, around 4p.m. on Tuesday.

"By 8p.m., it had developed into a deadly riot, with suspected naval officers attacking a police divisional headquarters, killing three officers and injuring others after setting the facility alight.

"A naval officer sustained gunshot wounds from suspected police fire. No inmates escaped during fracas," police said.