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Nigerian Army Reacts To Killing Of Soldier By Policeman


The Nigerian Army on Thursday reacted to the alleged killing of a soldier by a policeman in Lagos State.

This is contained in a statement signed by the 81 Division Nigerian Army, Deputy Director of Public Relations, Lt.-Col. Olabisi Ayeni.

Recall that an angry mob at Ogijo Community, a border town between Ogun and Lagos States, on Wednesday, attacked a police station following the death of a soldier who was allegedly stabbed to death by a policeman.

Ayeni said the victim (soldier) allegedly confronted the suspect (policeman), who was not properly dressed and was standing very close to a patrol vehicle of Operation MESA to confirm his identity.

“This led to an argument and, subsequently, the sad situation. “The soldier was immediately brought to the Lagos State Polytechnic Hospital, Odogunyan, for medical assistance, but he was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

“The soldier’s remains have been transferred to the 174 Battalion Medical Centre in Ikorodu,” the statement said.

According to the army spokesperson.

He stated that the suspect was apprehended and held in military custody for his safety before being turned over to Nigerian police for prosecution.

“But, the irate mob who watched the sad situation took advantage of this and stormed the police station in the community.

“Troops have been stationed around the vicinity of all police stations in the Ikorodu region to avert a breakdown of law and order.

“The situation is as follows: