Soldiers set Ogun Police Station Ablaze in Retaliatory attack
On Wednesday, men wearing Nigerian Army uniforms attacked the Ogijo police station in Ogun State in response to an alleged assault on a soldier by some police officers.
At the conclusion of the assault, the “soldiers” who had stormed the station without name tags set fire to it.
During the attack, numerous people, including a few police officers, were injured.
Throughout the duration of the attack, the area was filled with panicking bystanders fleeing for safety.
According to a source, the soldiers from 174 Battalion Odugunyan in Ikorodu, Lagos, were seeking revenge for an earlier altercation between a police officer and a soldier.
During the altercation, the police officer allegedly stabbed the soldier in the chest with a knife.
According to reports, the soldiers were angered by the actions of the police officer who later sought refuge at the Ogijo police station.
“Our station is under heavy attack by soldiers from the 174th Battalion Odogunyan of the Nigerian Army.” They have set fire to the station following a dispute between a mobile police officer and a soldier.
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In fact, a soldier and a mobile police officer engaged in physical combat Prior to the burning of the police station, with the mobile police officer ultimately defeating the soldier with a leather punch, according to a source.
It remains unclear whether police officers were attacked, injured, or killed during the station assault.
On his official Twitter account, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, responded to questions about the attack. “We would like to clarify that the unrest is located in Ogijo, Ogun State, despite its proximity to Ikorodu, Lagos.”
“Our officers are on high alert and will not tolerate a breakdown of law and order in Lagos State*.”
The military has not yet responded to this report.
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