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81 Division Nigerian Army Launches Probe Into Alleged Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Motorist


Aug 21, 2023

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) has initiated a thorough investigation into the reported killing of Mr. Lawal, an innocent motorist, allegedly at the hands of individuals wearing military attire on August 17, 2023.

In a demonstration of its commitment to transparency and accountability, the 81 Division Nigerian Army Headquarters is officially disclosing the incident to the public.

Although details about the incident remain limited, the division believes it is paramount to provide information about the ongoing investigation and the measures being taken to identify the suspects, presumed to be soldiers, and hold them accountable if found to be affiliated with the military.

Collaborating closely with the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Police, the division is actively conducting an inquiry to ascertain the identity of the alleged perpetrators and to uncover the circumstances surrounding this regrettable event.

Should the investigation establish the involvement of active-duty soldiers, the division pledges to ensure that they face the full extent of both military and civilian legal consequences.

While the investigation is underway, the leadership of the 81 Division urges the bereaved family of the victim to exercise patience and await the conclusion of the inquiry.

Any individual implicated in wrongdoing will be subjected to disciplinary actions, as the Nigerian Army maintains a steadfast intolerance for any form of misconduct or criminal engagement involving its personnel.

This incident will not be left unaddressed, as the Nigerian Army remains committed to upholding its high standards of integrity and accountability.

The General Officer Commanding 81 Division NA, Maj Gen MT Usman, extends heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family. He assures them that justice will prevail and affirms that those responsible for the tragic loss will be held accountable for their actions.

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