Army probes ‘killing of driver by persons in military uniform’ in Lagos


The Nigerian Army says it has commenced an investigation into the alleged killing of a Lagos commercial driver by “persons in military uniform” on August 17.


Olabisi Ayeni, acting deputy director of army public relations, 81 Division, said in a statement on Sunday, that the investigation is being conducted in collaboration with the police. 


“It is appropriate to bring the occurrence to public notice and the steps taken to identify the alleged persons in military uniform believed to be soldiers, and bring them to justice if truly they are serving soldiers,” the statement reads.


“The Division is currently carrying out an investigation in conjunction with the Nigerian Police Lagos State Command to unravel the identity of the alleged suspects and the circumstances surrounding the alleged unfortunate incident.”


He assured that the suspects will be made to face the full wrath of both military and civil laws if they are identified as serving soldiers.


Ayeni added that the Nigerian Army has zero tolerance for troops’ misconduct or involvement of its personnel in any form of criminality. 


Ayeni said MT Usman, the commanding officer of the division, commiserated with the family of the deceased commercial driver, insisting that the perpetrators will not go unpunished.

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