The police in Lagos State say yet-to-be-identified soldiers beat one of its officers to death.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident via his Twitter handle on Friday.
“We are working with the @HQNigerianArmy authorities to resolve this issue; and get back our officer, arms and ammunition,” he wrote.
“RIP to our fallen hero . You absolutely did not have to die.”
According to the Daily Independent newspaper, the incident occurred on Wednesday in Ojo Military Cantonment in Lagos.
Soldiers from the cantonment reportedly dragged two police officers, who were working as traffic wardens, to their barracks; the third officer managed to escape.
A source who spoke to the newspaper said the soldiers were driving against traffic and were stopped by the police officers.
When they didn’t have it their way, the soldiers were said to have pounced on the officers and beaten them severely and kidnapped two of them.