Nigerian soldier allegedly shot

A Nigerian soldier, identified as Private Obafemi Peter Adetayo, has died after he was allegedly shot in the stomach by some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Lekki, Lagos.

Nigerian soldier allegedly shot

A relative of the deceased took to Twitter to relay the heartbreaking news on Monday, March 7. According to him, Adetayo was accosted by some yet-to-be DSS operatives over the weekend, and was trying to bring out his ID card to properly identify when he was shot at by the operatives.

He was rushed to the hospital and was receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit before he passed away on Monday.

“I lost a brother today. He was a Soldier. No, Boko Haram didn’t kill him, Bandits didn’t. He didn’t die at the war front. He was shot in the stomach by DSS in Lekki when he attempted to bring out his ID card.
Nigerian soldier allegedly shot

Again, Nigeria failed its own. My God! He was so full of life. An amazing soul to the core. He was always smiling.

I can’t process the fact that I won’t see him ever again. Living in Nigeria is equivalent to walking on a time bomb set to explode the next minute

“The DSS is threatening his elder brother to die (kill) the matter. He was in ICU but died today,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Olaniyi Osoba, has confirmed the tragic incident and said a joint investigation panel has been set up to determine what led to the shooting.

“Yes, it is true that one of our soldiers was shot in a controversial circumstance around the Lekki general area. He was evacuated immediately for medical attention while a joint investigation is ongoing to ascertain what led to him being shot.

Sadly we lost him this morning. Let me assure you that appropriate action would be taken at the end of the investigation.” he said.

See his relative’s post below,

Nigerian soldier allegedly shot

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