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Funny But Sad! Drama As Soldiers Shoot Policemen Chasing Yahoo Yahoo Boy In Festac Lagos

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Nov 20, 2015 – Funny But Sad! Drama As Soldiers Rained Bullets On Policemen Chasing Yahoo Yahoo Boy In Festac Lagos

Vigilant soldiers who had been stationed at 7th Avenue Festac, Lagos State, fighting pipeline vandals since Monday, yesterday, shot dead two civilians and injured two policemen. One of the soldiers was also injured in the shooting.

The shooting spree happened moment after the soldiers received message to be at alert that robbers had attempted to rob Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), on 23th Avenue and that another set had attacked banks at Agbara, Ogun State.

Following the clash with vandals on Monday, the soldiers had placed a barrier on the road; the barrier was to show that the area was a high security risk area and drivers were expected to slow down. The victims of yesterday shooting, however, refused to slow down at the barrier even after the soldiers repeatedly ordered them to stop.

Thinking they were criminals, the soldiers started shooting at them. When the smoke from the guns cleared, two civilians had been killed, two policemen and a soldier wounded. The incident occurred around 10:30pm. The civilian driver died instantly and a stray bullet killed another civilian who was eating noodles not far from the scene.

Two policemen were seriously injured. One was shot in the buttock and another on the knee. The soldiers so sprayed bullets that expended hundreds of ammunition littered the ground. Two police vehicles were shattered and perforated with bullets. One of the bullets bounced off a police van and hit one of the soldiers on the chest. The wounded were rushed to a nearby hospital, but rejected.

They were referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba. A police source said: “Surveillance men were on patrol. They sighted a Honda car. They thought the driver was a ‘yahooyahoo’ guy. The policemen were in a commercial bus as against the instruction of the Inspector General of Police (IG).

“The policemen flagged the Honda driver down, but he refused to heed. The policemen started chasing him, up to 7th Avenue where the joint team of soldiers and policemen were stationed.
There was a barrier on the road to slow down vehicles. The Honda driver and the policemen in commercial bus refused to stop.”

It was further gathered that the Honda driver apparently drove towards the soldiers, thinking they would protect him from people in the commercial bus that were chasing him. When the Honda driver and commercial bus refused to stop, the soldiers opened fire.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Joe Offor, confirmed the incident, which he described as an act of omission rather than commission.

[Reported By The Nation Online]



  1. Steve Onuh

    November 20, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    This is too funny, what happend to the civilian eating noodles

  2. Steve Onuh

    November 20, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    I enjoyed this report very entertaining

    • muyi

      November 20, 2015 at 3:05 PM

      Are you ***** we were talking of losing life here you are talking entertaining you are real mumu person.if you do not know what to write why can,t you sleep.

  3. fools in unifform

    November 20, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    Rip to the dead,why speed off 1st,r u an armed robber.
    Those soldiers needf to be executed,bunch of retards who lack adequate training.
    Fools called police who r clueless,ugly,hungry n jobless.
    Imagine police lookn 4yahoo boi,let alone start chasing him.
    Every civilian should start wearing bullet proofs,buy them online n ship to naija.
    I af a 9mm pistol custom made in my car,I’m ready to shoot any soldier quickly in the neck n feets b4 he starts his AK,same wt d police,cause they useless,clueless and dumb.
    There’s no boko haram in lagos,d energy you used in shooting 100’s of bullets here in festac,shud af been used to challenge boko haram in the north.
    Stupid bastards called army n police.
    Kill them all b4 they kill u
    Bunch of ffools

    • freedom

      November 20, 2015 at 10:41 AM

      Y don’t u go ur self and make use of d 100 of ammunitions in d north…u pple just see 1 fake nd cooked up news and start sayin rubbish…do u knw it is d army and other forces dat is proctectin d so called bh frm comin into lag..witout dem can u fight for urself… I can swear..that dis news is a lie…a soldier cannot fire 3 bullets @ 1 target not to talk of firing more than 100 bullets..even the police wouldn’t do such u knw wat u are saying??…a soldier waste more dan 10 bullets? Witout any exchange of fire or order wise…comeon d army as been existin b4 2day and it has been d best

  4. Grace Peter

    November 20, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Fools in uniform i see where your anger coming from. It is really sad, especially the man eating noodles. How can people live like this in Nigeria. Hell hole. Just imagine. Life means nothing to those armrobbers and soldiers

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