Unknown Gunmen Kill Nigerian Navy Personnel In Lagos, Residents Panic Over Reprisals | #NwokeukwuMascot
The Lagos State command of the Nigeria Police Force has begun investigation into the killing of Nigerian Navy personnel in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
The naval rating, who until his death was serving at the Lagos Logistics Depot of the Navy, was shot dead in the community, causing tension among the residents.
The rating was said to be alone when the suspects perpetrated the crime, Punch reports.
His colleagues in the navy had been threatening to avenge his death, a development which had thrown residents and business owners operating in the community into a panic.
It was learnt that the rating’s corpse had been deposited at the Nigerian Navy Hospital morgue in Ojo.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who spoke to Punch on Monday, urged people in the community to go about their normal activities without fear, adding that a joint operation involving the Lagos State Police Command and the Nigerian Navy had commenced to track down the suspects.
Hundeyin said, “We have started an investigation but there has been no arrest yet. The naval authorities are aware and we are working together to unravel the circumstances that led to the shooting.”