"It is important to also state that there was no firing or exchange of
fire between the troops and the alleged cult group throughout the
period of the troops’ intervention."
The Nigerian Army has said that there was no exchange of gunfire between troops and an alleged cult group in Isheri Olofin Community area of Ogun State.
This was disclosed in a statement by the army on Thursday.
FULL TEXT OF STATEMENT
The attention of 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a news story insinuating that soldiers of 9 Brigade on patrol were involved in the killing of three people in Isheri Olofin Community of Kosofe
Local Government Area of Lagos State on the 13th of August 2019.
The 81 Division hereby states that the patrol team in response to a distressed call made a prompt intervention to forestall bloody clash among the “Isheri boys” who are allegedly referred to as a dangerous cult group terrorizing the community.
It is important to also state that there was no firing or exchange of fire between the troops and the alleged cult group throughout the period of the troops’ intervention.
However, one of our soldiers got a deep cut on the head arising from the troops’ efforts to avert lethal conflict in the community.
The wounded has been evacuated to Gentalbert Hospital for first-aid treatment from where he was subsequently transferred to the Military Hospital.
He is responding to treatment at the moment. Peace has since been restored in the affected area.
Members of the public are requested to disregard the news indicating the so-called killing of three people in the area.
The news is baseless and is therefore fake.
The General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj Gen JO Irefin once again assures the public of the resolve of the Division to protect life and properties of all law-abiding citizens of the state and environs while urging the people to continue with their legitimate
routine activities unhindered.