- Lagos community has been thrown into fresh tension as a naval rating is gunned down by some suspected gunmen
- The Naval officer, who was reportedly on his own, was shot by the suspected gunmen in the Ajegunle in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA of the state
- Some residents in the community are already panicking over the claim that some naval officers had promised to avenge the death of their colleague but the Naval authority had warned them against such a move
The people of the Ajegunle in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State have been thrown into another tension as a naval officer was gunned down.
It was alleged that some gunmen opened fire on the security operative who was on his own, Daily Trust reported.
The killing of the naval rating came barely a week that a female officer was also allegedly murdered in the area.
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The incident got some residents worried when the colleagues of the deceased officers reportedly threatened to avenge their colleague’s death.
However, the Nigerian Navy warned its officers in the area not to avenge the death of their colleagues.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of the police in Lagos, confirmed the incident to newsmen, adding that no one has been arrested in connection with the crime so far.
The police spokesperson disclosed that the murdered Naval officer until his death, was serving at the Lagos Logistics Depot of the Nigerian Navy, adding that his remains has been deposited at the Nigerian Navy hospital morgue in Ojo.
He said the deceased naval officer who was until the incident serving at the Lagos Logistics Depot of the Nigerian Navy and his corpse had been deposited at the Nigerian Navy hospital morgue in Ojo.
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The police boss said:
“It is true a naval officer was killed. An investigation had as started but nobody has been arrested yet.”
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