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