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Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 4:31pm On Oct 05, 2005
Gentle men and ladies, can We have the reactions on the police vs army war in lagos? I can not believe that simple arrest of an armed force men can lead to such lost of life and property?

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Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 10:04am On Oct 06, 2005
Please do the police demanded for N20 and the army refused? How about the 45 armed robber suspects that escaped?

Talk to me I need Eyewitness account of this James bond live show in Lagos
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Jakumo(m): 10:16am On Oct 06, 2005
Oga HND holder, I agree that the sustained gun battle between policemen and soldiers in Lagos a couple of days ago is worthy of comment. According to conflicting reports, the kata-kata began when some enterprising policemen, needing a patrol vehicle, decided to commandeer a commercial bus for that purpose. Unfortunately, a couple of soldiers who were among the passengers in the bus decided that their mode of transport was not going to be converted into an impromptu police patrol bus, and thus ordered all the passengers to stay put rather than disembark as ordered by the policemen.

A "man pass man" struggle ensued, with the result that the unarmed soldiers were beaten into submission and hauled off to the police station, presumably for the purpose of "making some useful statements" in the cell.  Word of the kidnapping got back to the nearby army barracks, and before you could holler "take cover" , battle-ready troops in full Rambo regalia launched a coordinated assault on the police station, causing many a policeman to scale the perimeter wall under a hail of fire, and then burning the station, a carpark full of vehicles and for good measure, the police barracks itself.

The local area boys, seeing a golden opportunity unfolding before their eyes, struck up some hearty battle songs and joined the troops in the assault on the police station and police barracks, assuming the responsibility of liberating and re-allocating the household property of the fleeing policemen from their abandoned apartments. When the smoke cleared, a surprisingly small number of corpses littered the scene, and the soldiers and area boys triumphantly returned to their barracks and hideouts respectively.

And so ended another typical day in Lagos, Nigeria's Center of Excellence.
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 10:23am On Oct 06, 2005
Thank you sir, infact a real live show of shame.
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 11:30am On Oct 06, 2005
Police, Soldiers Clashed in 2003 and left Zonal Commander Bruised, Hospitalised as reported:
"An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) attached to Area A Police Command, Lagos, Mr. Fabian Ojiri, is presently on danger list in an hospital, following the heavy beating he received from some group of people suspected to be military men at Onikan area of the metropolis ..."

This is the History repeating itself.
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 11:51am On Oct 06, 2005
As the police and the soldiers in Lagos were fighting with guns on the streets of Lagos.  Will you support that the number of these various forces should be scaled down
Or let them teach in high schools or/and universities so that their mind can be occupied in some productive activities.

Other questions begging for answers

1.How does our soldiers and the police force in Nigeria help our people?

2.How have they defended Nigeria from an outside invasion?

3. How many GOLD CYCLE returned from UN mission by Nigerian police got burnt in the fracas
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Seun(m): 1:48pm On Oct 06, 2005
No fewer than three persons were killed and over 50 cars destroyed Tuesday, as soldiers sacked a police headquarters and barracks in Lagos, rendering hundreds of people homeless. The police armoury was also looted.

The early morning bloody attack left several policemen including the Lagos State Police spokesman, Mr Olubode Ojajuni battling for life. About 40 suspects in police cell were reportedly set free and the Area Commander’s jeep burnt before the rampaging soldiers began to set buildings on fire.

Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 2:09pm On Oct 06, 2005
Otio Seun soldiers never burn any house o "Unknown soldiers" did not do it but army authority said they suspected Area boys. Who will the area boys suspect now as no soldier was involved in the burning of properties and looting. The fact remain that they beat the police men. Abi.
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by opeyemi(m): 1:11pm On Oct 07, 2005
Thank God all these are happening almost at thesame time. Pls. dont be suprised at my thanks-giving for this disgraceful act displayed by our police force and the army. I'm just thanking God that now there may be a solution to the age-long corruption and unchecked excessive use of power by the military and the para-military in this country.

Sometime ago there was the case of the Apo killings in Abuja. There was also the case of a One-Chance bus robbery involving police officers and other devilish and immoral acts of the police that we all know. Now there is this one again adding salt to the injury. There has been several complaints by the people of the police to the authorities and nothing has been done to address the issues. That is on the police side.

Also on the side of the soldiers, the case of Agbero vs soldier was just some few months ago. Nothing decisive was done to investigate the cause of the matter and find a lasting solution to it so that there wont be a re-occurence. (Whether the agbero/soldiers were wrong or right is not the issue now). Also, there have been several cases of brutality by the soldiers unleased on the civilians; some reported and some others not.

I think the time is ripe for the federal govt. to take a decisive step and do something drastic to address issues in the military and policy forces. Actually in all the armed forces of the country. For me, the situation is getting out of hand. If care is not taken, these use of power may grow to the extent of toppling the govt. again. (God forbid).

Pls. I need someone to say something. We need to do something as Nigerians.
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 11:22am On Oct 10, 2005
hu uunnnn Unknown Soldier
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by otokx(m): 5:18pm On Oct 13, 2005
there are too many police men on the road, extorting money from we the civilians especially on the east - west rd between uniport and rumokoro junction.
Re: Ojuelegba War: Nigerian Soldier vs. Nigerian Police by Hndholder(m): 8:13am On Oct 14, 2005
It is not 'true', or It is a lie Ehindero must not here this o

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