Soldiers kill three near Lagos as festival turns violent

Posted by News Express | 14 August 2019 | 1,955 times

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Three persons have been reportedly killed by soldiers and several others injured in Isheri Olofin community in the Kara area of Ogun State, which shares a border with Lagos.

The incident, according to a Channels Television report, occurred on Monday night during the celebration of the yearly Isheri Day festival.

It quoted residents as saying that one of the victims who was alleged to have been hit by a stray bullet died instantly while two others died in the hospital from gunshot wounds.

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Tuesday.

Spokesperson for the Command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, explained that two deaths had so far been reported at the Divisional Police Station in the area.

He added that investigations have begun to unravel the real circumstances that led to the killing, the report said.

It quoted Mr Oyeyemi as vowing that those behind the killing would be brought to book and called on residents of the community to remain calm.

Source: News Express

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