One Feared Dead as Soldiers, Locals Clash in Lagos Mainland

One Feared Dead as Soldiers, Locals Clash in Lagos Mainland

Latiifah Amusan


In a tragic incident, a man whose identity remains unknown has been fatally shot by soldiers in the Otto area of Lagos mainland.

The Punch learned that the incident stemmed from a clash between the unidentified man and a group of soldiers who were deployed to provide security for Chinese workers engaged in maintenance construction along the railway tracks.

Sources reveal that the conflict had been brewing due to tensions between local boys, referred to as ‘Omo onile,’ and the construction workers.

The Chinese workers, facing recurring confrontations with these individuals, reportedly decided to seek military assistance instead of relying on the local police.

According to an area insider,

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

Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, refrained from providing a comment on the matter, citing that the jurisdiction of the incident falls under the purview of the Railway Command.

“It’s not under our jurisdiction but that of the Railway Command,” stated Hundeyin.



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