The Nigerian Army on Thursday in Lagos insisted that its personnel were not responsible for the July 4 destruction of Lagos-owned buses after one of its men was knocked down while allegedly riding on a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane on his motorcyle on his way to work, reports Premium Times
A huge crisis erupted after the Corporal, said to be a personnel of the Army Education Corps, reportedly died in the accident.Testimonies by witnesses as well as photographs and video clip of the incident showed how soldiers stormed the scene in their numbers, vandalising BRT buses and beating up residents and journalists.
However, even before any investigation of the incident was done, the Nigerian Army blamed the destruction of the buses on hoodlums. But those who witnessed the incident insisted the Army’s claim was false and misleading. Photographic and video evidence later emerged to back that claim.
The Army has however stuck to its version of the event despite concrete evidence to the contrary.
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