Soldiers gun down an unidentified man in Lagos

Soldiers gun down an unidentified man in Lagos

A yet-to-be-identified man was reportedly gunned down by soldiers in the Otto area of Lagos mainland following a clash with some yet-to-be-identified soldiers.

Sources claimed that the soldiers were deployed to secure some Chinese workers carrying out maintenance construction along the railway tracks but some boys in the area had been at loggerheads with the construction workers.

A resident in the area said the boys, who are called ‘Omo onile’, were always having issues with the construction workers.

“The Chinese workers have stopped using the police because they feel like the police could not handle the boys. So they brought soldiers.” he said.

The Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, could not be reached for police angle of the incident.

A senior police officer who pleaded for anonymity confirmed the incident, he expressed displeasure over the continued atrocities allegedly being committed by the military men in Lagos.

He said, “It happened around 1 pm in the Ebutte Meta/Otto area. It is becoming too much. We can’t continue like this. I also have my family in Lagos.

“Will people just be dying in the hands of soldiers anyhow? It has to stop. Whenever they come out for that kind of mission, they don’t wear tags, so you can’t identify or trace them.” He quipped.

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