“People meant to protect the citizens and fight war on behalf of the citizens are fighting each other” – Nigerians reacts as police and Army officers fights in Lagos, resulting to the death of one police officer, another in critical condition

At least one police officer has died and another is said to be in critical condition following a clash they had with men of the Nigerian Army in the Ojo area of Lagos state on Wednesday, August 3.

According to credible sources who spoke to Tontrends, a team of police officers attached to the Tradefair division were on duty at the CCECC gate along the Lagos-Badagry expressway to maintain traffic. While on duty, they stopped some cars from moving so as to make way for a truck owned by the construction company CCEECC.

However, among the cars stopped was a military coastal bus conveying 30 private officers to the Military Ordinance school in Ojo. According to sources, the military officers were angry that the police officers stopped them from moving just to pave way for a truck. They allegedly came down from their coastal bus and began challenging the police officers made up of an Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP, three Inspectors, and one sergeant.

Things degenerated and the officers allegedly pounced on the police officers, beating them up and inflicting injuries on them. The rampaging military officers allegedly made away with the ASP’s AK-47 magazine loaded with 25 rounds of live ammunition and allegedly abducted two of the Inspectors and seized their rifles.

The abducted Inspectors were taken to the Ojo cantonment where they were allegedly beaten mercilessly.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police Area E in Festac and the Divisional Police Officer of Tradefair police division visited the scene and ensured the officers were taken to the hospital.

Sadly, one of the Inspectors lost his life while receiving treatment this afternoon, August 4. His corpse has been deposited at the Navy Reference hospital morgue in Satellite town for preservation and autopsy.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said

” Yes, there was an incident involving soldiers and our policemen, which led to the death of one police officer, an Inspector. The Police and Army authorities are working closely to resolve the issue.’

See reactions from Nigerians below…

Prince k: People meant to protect the citizens and fight war on behalf of the citizens are fighting each other,,,, tell Me naija ain’t cursed….

Anon: Police think say na civillians dem dey deal with lol… crazy zoo bastards. If them get respect, even army go dey respect them as e be for yankee. They should have finished themselves there cos na where civillians dey them dey get useless power.

Stan-k; Protect the land, una dey fight una selves. That’s very embarrassing. Una nor get shame?

Amusa: See fools BH boys dey divide and conquer you buffoons

Dele: Please send these soldiers to go and rescue kidnapped victims

Okay: Nigeria is the most uncivilized nation in the world, what right does the army have to disobey a uniformed police officer doing his or her rightful duties. Innfact, this country need to be recononised by a more sane and civilized country jst to reset the highly disoriented brains of the citizens.

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