Soldiers have been caught on camera assaulting LASTMA officials at Onipanu area of Lagos after they were stopped for driving through the BRT lane.
The soldiers who were in a commercial bus came down and were trying to intimidate the LASTMA officials who were slapped and shoved off while they threatened to deal with them for having the audacity to try stopping them from plying the BRT lane.
There were about 3 soldiers in the bus, the assault looks like it started with the one driving first who launched the attack on the LASTMA officials who was challenging him while a Police officer also tried calming the air.
He ran after the LASTMA official to hit him, then other soldiers appeared and one can be seen shoving another official close to him. The driver was encouraged by his colleagues to move the vehicle but the LASTMA official behind was heard insisting that they cannot go anywhere.
The video is since started going viral since it was shared on the internet. Watch video below.
Men of @HQNigerianArmy assaulting @followlastma Officials after flouting traffic Laws in Lagos State few days ago around Onipanu… This is very irresponsible and unprofessional…. Lagos Traffic Rules are for ALL to follow .. Obey Traffic Rules !!! .. #ForAGreaterLagospic.twitter.com/dYiSs6YurD
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) November 15, 2019
The poster added;
More men stormed LASTMA HQ Oshodi to harass officers in the office, LASTMA contacted the closest army command and the Military Police responded swiftly and arrested some of their men while others fled.
OBEY TRAFFIC RULES !!!!