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Many residents and passengers are currently stranded in Oshodi, Lagos State, as soldiers have taken over major places in the area.
Eyewitness accounts say, the military personnel stormed the area on Thursday morning to avenge the death of an officer of the Nigerian Air Force, who was allegedly mobbed to death by hoodlums.
“It is happening live now in Oshodi, the military personnel are shooting, based on the reports we are getting, they say someone was actually killed so they’re coming back for revenge” – an eyewitness accounts says.
He continued, “Everyone is running for their life now, we need immediate response, cars are turning back now and everyone is running, a lot of people have been injured”.
Many vehicles, especially commercial buses have been destroyed, while some persons were assaulted by the aggrieved security operatives.
Some residents heading to work were trapped in the ensuing violence while students have fled back home – Traders cleaning up their stores on the day of the weekly sanitation also fled just as some transporters abandoned their vehicles.
The situation has compounded the traffic woe in the cosmopolitan city as there is currently no movement in and out the part of Oshodi where the rampaging soldiers are.
Oshodi links other major parts of Lagos and a major bus terminal is in that part of the state.