It was a show of shame as two paramilitary officers from the State Security Service (SSS), and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), threw caution to the wind and engaged one another in a public fight in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, opposite the Eagle Square, Abuja, in the afternoon of Thursday, March 12, 2015.
According to Leadership Newspaper, the trouble started when the SSS official was confronted by the Civil Defense officer after he parked his car wrongly, thereby violating traffic regulations leading to a build-up that blocked both ends of the square.
The SSS officer would not take such a reprimand from a member of a unit he feels inferior to him and a heated argument ensued which led to tempers flaring.
The SSS man was said to be the first to slap the NSCDC and the infuriated man retaliated with some body blows and the SSS guy fell to the ground.
The two grabbed at each other and fought wildly before they were separated.