Nigerian Army clears air on Isheri Olofin clash, says no one was killed by troops

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The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army has described a news story making the rounds that soldiers of 9 Brigade on patrol were involved in the killing of three people in Isheri Olofin Community of Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The Brigade in a statement through its acting Director of Public Relations Major CK Abiade said the patrol team in response to a distressed call, made a prompt intervention to forestall bloody clash among the “Isheri boys” who are allegedly referred to as a dangerous cult group terrorizing the community.

He noted that there was no firing or exchange of fire between the troops and the alleged cult group throughout the period of the troops’ intervention.

‘However, a soldier got a deep cut on the head arising from the troops’ efforts to avert lethal conflict in the community.

”The wounded has been evacuated to Gentalbert Hospital for first aid treatment from where he was subsequently transferred to the Military Hospital.

”He is responding to treatment at the moment. Peace has since been restored to the affected area” he said.

While describing the news as baseless and fake, he advised members of the public to disregard the news indicating the so called killing of three people in the area.

Consequently, the General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj Gen JO Irefin has assured the public of the resolve of the Division to protect life and properties of all law abiding citizens of the State and environs while urging the people to continue with their legitimate routine activities unhindered.

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