Tension as policeman Kills newly married Nigerian soldier in Lagos
A newly married soldier has been killed following an altercation with some police officers in Lagos State, it has been learnt.
The deceased is identified as Corporal Saheed and was attached to the 174 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Odongunyan in Ikorodu.
The soldier in question was stabbed to death on Wednesday.
Subsequently, his colleagues decided to retaliate, launching an attack on Ogijo Police Station where the mobile police officer allegedly responsible for killing the soldier was stationed.
It was gathered that the soldiers burnt patrol vehicles and an armoured tank within the axis.
A relative of the deceased soldier demanded justice for him.
He added that the victim got married a few months ago.
“He just got married a few months ago. I still spoke with him recently and told him to take care of his wife. It’s just so sad. He was so jovial and caring. He was staying in Gbagada and was loved by many people. The killer police officer must be prosecuted accordingly,” the relative said.
There is a history of clashes between police personnel and soldiers in Nigeria.
In 2022, a police officer was beaten to death by soldiers.
The soldiers who were all attached to the Army Ordinance Corps of the 81 Division Nigerian Army based in Ojo, descended on two policemen and beat them to a stupor, leading to the death of one of them.
The Nigerian Army in 2021 accused police officers of killing and brutalising some of its personnel.