- There is pandemonium in Lagos state as soldiers allegedly stormed the Oshodi area to avenge the death of a colleague
- Some unidentified hoodlums in the area had reportedly killed an Air Force officer
- The development has degenerated into chaos as many vehicles have been destroyed while people going to work are stranded
The soldiers allegedly stormed the area on Thursday morning, May 20, to avenge the death of an officer of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) who was reportedly mobbed to death by suspected hoodlums.
Legit.ng gathers that many vehicles, especially commercial buses have been destroyed, while some persons were assaulted by the aggrieved soldiers.
It was also learnt some residents heading to work were trapped in the ensuing violence while students have fled back home.
Traders cleaning up their stores on the day of the weekly sanitation also fled just as some transporters abandoned their vehicles.
In another report, robbers invaded 10 houses in Ifelodun, Kuburatu-Agbede, and other parts of the Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of Lagos state within the space of three days.
The incident has caused panic and residents now live in fear of the robbers returning for another raid.
Residents said about 15 armed men raided the vicinity around 1am, snatched a car belonging to a resident, and shot three persons attempting to stop their operations.
This followed a statement by the police commissioner in police, Hakeem Odumosu, during a security summit chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Odumosu said the command was investigating threats by armed groups to attack soft targets in the commercial city.
Undercover police personnel have also been deployed in places hosting critical infrastructure and institutions, as well as areas with a high population of people from the eastern part of the country.