Military, Trader’s clash claims three lives in Lagos
Written by crest887fm on July 14, 2021
A businessman, identified only as Felix, aka Tiger, and two other yet-to-be-identified traders have been allegedly shot dead by military officers during a clash with union members and traders at the Aguiyi Ironsi International Trade Centre, in the Paramo area of Ladipo Market, Lagos State.
Information retrieved from witnesses say that a military officer and his orderly visited the market on Tuesday to change the spare part he bought from a trader.
On their way out, some union members, who were at the entrance of the market, reportedly demanded payment of N200 from them for gate pass.
It was learnt that the request infuriated the military men and in the process, an argument ensued between them and the union members.
A source in the market also told newsmen that the union members allegedly beat the military man and his orderly, adding that the soldiers Then mobilised three other personnel, who allegedly shot the victims to death.
However, the Director, Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Airforce, Edward Gabkwat, who gave another version of the story, said a soldier and his civilian friend were in the market for debt collection from a trader when a fight broke out between the soldier and the debtor.