Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state has described yesterday's rampage by men of the Nigerian Army at PalmGroove as a very disappointing and unlawful act of misconduct. In his statement with Channels TV last night, he stressed that such destructive act is not expected of a public servants in which the Soldiers are.
Read his statements below:
"I spoke with the Brigadier General who said he was managing and controlling the situation. Nothing I have yet is verified. I am waiting for a formal report before we then can ventilate a position. There is allegation that somebody who was not supposed to be on the BRT route was on the BRT route. As far as I know if something happens to you while you are conducting an unlawful act, it's a criminal offense in its own sense. Its really disappointing to put it mildly that public servants, and that is what soldiers are, paid with tax payers money will act in a manner that is being suggested here, and I say this being suggested because I am waiting for official report to let me know really who played what role, what happened, whether or not even the brigade commander has been able to identify the people who were involved...but if it turns out to be true, it would be a very very irresponsible conduct to put it very mildly"
However, despite the photo evidence the Nigerian Army has ridiculously denied the destructive act. While speaking with Premium Times, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Army, Gen. Olajide Olaleye said the act was carried out by the ‘Area boys’ and not any of its member.
a military woman pictured vandalizing a BRT bus yesterday (abi dis one sef na area woman.. Naija sha, one day plenty wonders )