Many residents and passengers are currently stranded in Oshodi, Lagos state, as soldiers have taken over major places in the area, a report emerging from Daily Trust indicated.
The soldiers allegedly stormed the area on Thursday morning, May 20, to avenge the death of an officer of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) who was reportedly mobbed to death by suspected hoodlums.
Many vehicles, especially commercial buses have been destroyed, while some persons were assaulted by the aggrieved soldiers.
It was also learnt some residents heading to work were trapped in the ensuing violence while students have fled back home.
Traders cleaning up their stores on the day of the weekly sanitation also fled just as some transporters abandoned their vehicles.
The spokesperson of the state’s police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said he was awaiting a report on the incident from the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area, The Punch also reported.