Nigerian Army Reacts To Killing Of Soldier By Policeman In Lagos



Angry mob at Ogijo Community, a border town between Ogun and Lagos states attacked a Police Station today 15 February 2023 following the death of a soldier who was stabbed to death by a policeman.

The victim confronted the suspect who was not properly dressed and standing very close to the Patrol Vehicle of Operation MESA to confirm his identity. This led to an argument and subsequently, the unfortunate incident. The soldier was immediately rushed to Lagos State Polytechnic Hospital, Odogunyan, for medical attention, but he was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. The remains of the soldier has been moved to 174 Battalion Medical Centre in Ikorodu. The suspect has also since been arrested and kept in a military custody for his safety and subsequent hand over to Nigeria Police for prosecution.

The angry mob who witnessed the unfortunate incident took advantage of this and attacked Police Station

 in the community. Troops have  been deployed around the vicinity of all police stations in Ikorodu general area to prevent breakdown of law and order.

 The situation is however under control as normalcy has returned to the community.

Lieutenant Colonel *Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni* 

Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations

81 Division Nigerian Army


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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