June 17, 2024
Naval Rating Gunned Down In Lagos
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Naval Rating Gunned Down In Lagos

There is tension around Ajegunle in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos following the killing of a naval rating over the weekend.

Some gunmen had allegedly opened fire on the naval rating who was reportedly alone. The killing comes barely one year after a female officer was also reportedly murdered in the area.

Residents are apprehensive since colleagues of the deceased officer allegedly threatened to avenge his death. Reacting to the alleged threat, the Nigerian Navy has cautioned its officers in the area from avenging the death of their colleagues.

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Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin said no arrests have been made yet in connection with the killing of the naval rating.

He said the deceased naval officer was, until the tragic incident, serving at the Lagos Logistics Depot of the Nigerian Navy and his corpse had been deposited at the Nigerian Navy hospital morgue in Ojo.

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