Soldier allegedly shot by DSS operatives dies in Lagos hospital

Posted by News Express | 8 March 2022 | 1,562 times

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•The dead soldier, Private Obafemi Peter Adetayo


A soldier, Private Obafemi Peter Adetayo, who was allegedly shot by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), has died in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Adetayo was said to have been shot at the weekend along Elegushi Beach by unidentified operatives when he attempted to bring out his identity card from his pocket.

According to the deceased’s relative who took to social media to decry the incident, Adetayo was shot in the stomach by the operatives.

He alleged the DSS was already threatening the family to maintain silence on the incident.

He wrote: “I lost a brother today. He was a soldier. No, Boko Haram didn’t kill him, Bandits didn’t. He didn’t die at the war front.

“He was shot in the stomach by DSS in Lekki when he attempted to bring out his ID card.

“Again, Nigeria failed its own. My God! He was so full of life. An amazing soul to the core. He was always smiling.

“I can’t process the fact that I won’t see him ever again. Living in Nigeria is equivalent to walking on a time bomb set to explode the next minute The DSS is threatening his elder brother to die (kill) the matter. He was in ICU but died today,” he wrote.

Confirming the soldier’s death, spokesman for the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Olaniyi Osoba said a joint investigation panel has been constituted to unravel what led to the shooting.

He said: “Yes, it is true that one of our soldiers was shot in a controversial circumstance around the Lekki general area. He was evacuated immediately for medical attention while a joint investigation is ongoing to ascertain what led to him being shot.

“Sadly we lost him this morning. Let me assure you that appropriate action would be taken at the end of the investigation.”

(The Nation)

Source: News Express

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