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Soldiers Beat Lagos Police Officer To Death, Assault Others

 

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An officer of the Nigeria Police Force has reportedly died after he was severely tortured by soldiers in Lagos.

Naija News reports that the Police Inspector, Orukpe Monday and his colleagues were attacked by the army officers on Thursday at the Trade Fair area of the state.

The unrest reportedly started after the soldiers, who were travelling to the Ojo military cantonment, came down to challenge the police officers coordinating traffic on the highway.

Naija News learnt that an argument ensued between the two security agencies and the soldiers descended on the sister agency officials.

Residents said the argument sparked a fight between the policemen and the soldiers who overpowered them and bundled two officers, including Mr Orukpe to their barracks.

One of the police officers, according to reports, was able to flee the scene after struggling with the soldiers with his gun and shooting in the air.

Mr Orukpe, who was reportedly rushed to the hospital, however, died at the military hospital on Thursday afternoon due to injuries he sustained from the assault meted on him by the soldiers.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major Niyi Osoba expressed displeasure on the incident.

Osoba said the division was already in touch with the Lagos State police command to provide a solution to the matter. He added that culprits will be brought to justice after a proper investigation is carried out.