Nigerian army has released statement defending it soldiers that recently beat Police Officer to death in Lagos.
The immediate past General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Umar Musa, who speak on the incident yesterday said the soldiers linked to the death of an Inspector, Monday Orukpe, reacted to a gunshot fired by the policeman.
Musa, a Major-General, was handing over to the new GOC, 81 Division, Obinna Ajunwa, when he made the statement at the division’s headquarters in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State.
“The other soldiers reacted to the shot fired by the police officer and this led to their beating the policeman to death. We have paid a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police to tell him that we will take necessary measures to prevent future occurrences of such nature.
“The injured soldier is in hospital receiving treatment and investigation is ongoing to ascertain the next line of action to be taken,”
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