BRT RAMPAGE: Army Lambasts Soyinka, Reveals What Really Happened

Contrary to the report that some soldiers caused mayhem last Friday at Palmgrove, Lagos, after a BRT bus killed a soldier, the Army authorities have said the soldiers were not responsible for the damages but hoodlums who hijacked the situation.

BRT buses burnt in Lagos

BRT buses being burnt after a soldier was knocked down

In a statement made available to Vanguard and signed by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Omale Ochagwuba, the army said the Lance corporal of the Nigerian army who met his untimely death on July 4 was on his way to the office on Ikorodu Road around Obanikoro area between 6:30 and 6:45am, when he was knocked down and killed by a BRT bus with number plate KSF 995 XJ.

The statement said, “It is pertinent to state here that the late soldier was riding a power bike approved by the state government and he was neither riding inside a BRT lane nor was the BRT bus that killed him driving inside the BRT lane. The innocent law-abiding soldier was killed on the normal lane being plied by everybody as against what is being alleged by some sections of the media. The soldier was hit from the rear and killed instantly.”Read more

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