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Friday, 4 July 2014

Governor Fashola condemns military rampage today

Speaking with Channels TV this evening, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola described today's action by the Nigerian Army as very disappointing, stating that they are public servants paid with tax payers money, so shouldn't behave in such a manner. He however said he's waiting for a formal report to know what really transpired.
"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" he said.

72 Comments:

  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:30 , Blogger wilheminna moses said...

    De shud dig deep into dis matter cus I dnt see why brt bus wud knock him down if he was on d right lane.....u see where power don land u? Dnt know if its to tell u RIP. Nonchench!

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:31 , Blogger okiezman said...

    Thumbs fashola
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  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:32 , Blogger Oladiti Atm said...

    Nice one.I thought he won't say anything before.have been waiting for his response about the mess those soldiers cause









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  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:32 , Blogger Hilda Uwaya said...

    Very irresponsible act by the military

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    all these recruit nigerian soldeirs wey no go skool,mcheeww!!

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:36 , Blogger Henry Ifejika said...

    I taught he will blame PDP.....cos any little fing dat dos to d APC na PDP cause am.........#twisted#

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:41 , Blogger Boniface Onwuma said...

    Sensible statement. Dodging the ball, not wanting to hit the nail at the head. Military sha, hmm they get power o.

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:42 , Blogger hilary obiorah said...

    He should send the military men responsible to sambisa forest! Since they are itching for action, let them go there and mete out their violence on deserving people.

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:42 , Anonymous Rosemary said...

    Probability of dismissal awaits those armies.

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:43 , Anonymous Ashabi said...

    Very well said because its so disappointing they acted that way. With that uniform on they believe they can act anyhow....

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:45 , Blogger Olaleye Adisa said...

    9ice one our Governor. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:45 , Blogger EVA said...

    Thank God. Was waitin for our dear Gov. Fash to talk.

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well said

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:48 , Blogger naijaboy said...

    Only in Nigeria....lol. Soldiers who can not fight Boko Haram will harass innocent citizens on the street! They are just a step above a maigaurdi

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Talk to them. Pretex4luv@yahoo.com

     
  • At 4 July 2014 at 23:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is just a gross act of stupidity ! It is democratic era, the military in nigeria is seriously over powered ! They need to be checked,that's why they can't even handle Boko haram because they don't follow the lead of the govt in power

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 00:06 , Anonymous Alloy Chikezie said...

    Fashiola said exactly same thing I said when I first saw a post about the soldiers being on rampage in palmgrove, that these men and women they are assaulting are tax paying citizens that fund their salary and they are supposed to protect them from incidence like this, but the reverse is the case, It can only happen in Nigeria.


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  • At 5 July 2014 at 00:14 , Blogger Shina Shine said...

    that act is barbaric
    unreasonable



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  • At 5 July 2014 at 00:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Go back to school.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 00:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    somebody's life was involved n u guyz re blabbing.



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  • At 5 July 2014 at 00:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Its absolutely bullshit,the soldiers are being paid with the Public funds..The last time i checked,we are in a civilian regime,well i wouldnt blame them..There is corruption in the system

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 00:42 , Blogger Louis Obas said...

    Fashola should try and get the details of what really transpired then give a verdict to it...this madness...(Taking Laws into our hands) in nigeria has to stop!!!

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 00:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Shut up henry ifejika!

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 01:47 , Blogger wilheminna moses said...

    Bukikikikiki! I swear down anony 12:22.....ok henry back to kindergarten. Buhuhuhuhu.....

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 02:41 , Blogger Madubuko Jaybee said...

    I'm totally disappointed with that military act even if their member was knocked down, they shouldn't act in dis manner, we r not in military era/regime..

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  • At 5 July 2014 at 02:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola lying will not get you any where , the man was knocked down on the major lane not the BRT lane , all this window dressing will not help you , you have held meetings with the GOC and Brigdge commander and duly briefed , why are you not telling the people what really happened .
    No doubt it was bad that buses were burnt but look inwards , are these men not paying tax , are their wives and children not being taxed in lagos state , you don't have monopony of the roads , so what is this wahala you want to start now ?
    Gentle yourself ooooh 2015 is just round the corner , your rice and groundnut oil will be rejected , you know now abi unna wan forget .

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 03:23 , Blogger Vivian Chekwube said...

    Truly wat dey did was wrng bt am sure dey had gud reasons for doing it. Besides BRT drivers are very reckless nd dey feel no one can do anything to them becuz is govt owned buses.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 05:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anything goes in the kingdom of animals.can you imagine it that America soldiers is burning government buses and killing innocent people in the street because one of them was knock down by government bus.
    i don't know when people will stop disgracing this country .many countries all over the world will here this and will laugh at Nigeria again.
    up our Lagos oshodi soldiers they doing what they know how to do best.
    bunch of lazy untrained indiscipline and corrupt solders' that can not burn boko haram motorcycles.
    How can we believe that those you are parading as bokoharram are true.when you are denying incident that everyone recorded with phones.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 06:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The barbaric act is from Unkown soldier

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 06:13 , Anonymous Kampala1 said...

    Thats the military for you,they think they still own the country so they can do whatever they please..

    LIB Kritik.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 06:20 , Blogger Michael Nwoye said...

    Well said

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 06:34 , Anonymous Okoro said...

    I hope the guilty ones pay dearly for this terrible act..

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 06:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Armies? Shame.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 06:46 , Anonymous Amarachukwu. said...

    Irresponsible act!!! They shld do something abt that.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 06:58 , Anonymous swaag said...

    You all see that Nigerian government place more value in material things than human life..... even a soldier's life have no value.... all Fashola is concerned is damages made to his property and not the death of a fellow citizen.... I sorry for this hearthless country

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 07:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well said. Chioma_kairo@yahoo.com

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 07:07 , Anonymous mich mich said...

    OMG! That's very disappointing,Soldiers should behave, been a soldier don't give them the full right to do something like that. Mtcheeew!!

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 07:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Your brain is really twisted.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 07:43 , Blogger Oge Mary said...

    BTRF is dat d issue now? Wat abt d Army man dat lost his life, No comment abt him abi? rubbish

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 07:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They've twisted the story ooo, it was the brt driver that was trying to get on the express and he hit the soldier. , moreover, brt drivers are very reckless

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 07:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Unfortunate with their nefarious attitude....I hope this kind of affliction would not arise again...let's wait and see to peruse carefully as it unfolds....papyamanda

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U dey crazy

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Investigations should be carried out so as to avoid such scene in the future..
    @teemunza.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U b fool..

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U be fool

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:04 , Anonymous CharlesEndy a.k.a Dr. Pepper said...

    Control of the armed forces is not within the powers of state governments as such Fashola cannot send a soldier to Sambisa or anywhere else. Learn please.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:20 , Blogger Segun Balogun said...

    He is the prosecutor as well as the judge! He has already introduced sentiments into the matter and this will definitely influence the outcome of the investigations... As a lawyer he should have known better

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What fucking life are you talking about. The guy would even go to hell sef. Because he committed a sin! The law of the land says no bikes on any express he feels he's invincible ba. Make he go explain to baba God the cause of his death!

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I believe its the same tax money that is used on paying salaries of the unruly lastma peeps....why should a driver hit someone and then make an attempt to run...if he had waited to bre the consequences all this wouldn't have happened...dont get me wrong readers am not supporting the act of the army....those ones should go and face bh...

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:35 , Blogger Deborah Afolabi said...

    This is a high level of lawlessness among people that are to actually implement the law.
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  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:55 , Blogger Titilayo Gold said...

    They r jt so heartless and stupid

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 08:58 , Blogger Titilayo Gold said...

    Of course yes! I don't blame them since they r an illitrate.stupid soldiers

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lolzzz. U Guys won't jst kimme here on linda's blog. Laf wan tia my bele.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gbam!!!

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:13 , Anonymous PRETTY GIRL said...

    Exactly what I said before...very disappointing and shameful....that's what happens when a country is lawless

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na so then dey talk after one month nw they will frget the case ̳Ɛ̤̥̈̊ will nt ear anything about į̸̸̨ƭ again. Tneyoth@yahoo.com

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bad,really bad!
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  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:44 , Blogger Ajayi Olusoji said...

    A life was lost regardless and sadly not the first of this incidental sort...I will be happy to know Governor Fashola meant it differently when he said "if something happens to you while you are conducting an unlawful act” bearing in mind that those BRT dedicated lanes have long existed for road users before they were partitioned. In my humble opinion, if the BRT wanted exclusive rights to their lanes. They should have constructed one. Again I want to think it lawful that the BRT conduct unlawful acts when they pass through roads where they have no dedicated lanes (From the National Stadium to Costain) for instance. Without forgetting the insensitive callous and recklessness of the BRT drivers. Going forward, I’m sure their excesses will be checked and curbed. The army should also be cautioned for taking laws into their own hands.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:52 , Blogger Noma Shady said...

    Ignorant punk...u should really go back to school

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 09:56 , Blogger Noma Shady said...

    So when did vandalising govt properties n beating up innocent citizens became a justification for the loss of life??

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 10:01 , Blogger femi fex said...

    the only responsible APC member i have ever known is fashola... i know you will fight for the right of we tax payers... carry on baba...eko o nibaje o

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  • At 5 July 2014 at 10:02 , Blogger Badoo of Toronto said...

    There is no different BTW Nigeria Army, Hausa's and Cow....they are all Animals.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 10:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmm. I wil say its an avenue for political oppotunist to take to start showing their threat to d dear state ahead of osun election. Belive me, even if soldiers want to react to dis issue it suld hav been d particular bus that hit d dead fella suld hav been burnt, forgotten dat there no way brt bus coukd hav hit d soldier witout him being on d wrong lane. Evidence is there at d spot those buses were burnt. Shw dat there was a clear demacation. Nd how it even happen must hav beeing that d said soldier was coming opposite direction.
    Politics behind dis is dat, ahead osun election d dpd was to use incubent power of presidency control over military to act on his behave provided it for the gain of pdp. And to destabilise ACN(preferably to call dan APC) state. Its might nt sound logical but its was subtly implored.so d action in 9sun nd edo gearing toward same logic.
    pdp dont mind paying for damages afta all d money is for d pple nd taxed frm d pple nd ment to be spent by d few to achieve their dirty desired for d pple.
    Linda pls follow up wit d investigation. I believe dey cant kill all passby that snap d incident from sending in their snapshot.tanks to high definition camera phone. Wat wil be d outcome of d soldiers, to me they suld be barn from serving in lagos.if possible lagos suld reject dem hence. Dat is if dey cant be rusticated.and compensation suld be to buy new buses back to lagos state govt by military nd yhose car damaged. Den make all parastarters sign undertaken to state govt dat hencesuld will never happen through tjeir representative, nd if happen such fella will be dealt wit.my thought though

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 10:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    can you imagine what fashola is saying, if anyone is on BRT lane is committing an offence, so those bastard thugs he empowered should continue killing people, people of lagos state remove sentiment from this, i have seen how this so called BRT drivers misbehave and hit every one on its way, to me its serves them right. kill a soldier and get war, that BRT driver did it on purpose

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 10:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    can you imagine what fashola is saying, if anyone is on BRT lane is committing an offence, so those bastard thugs he empowered should continue killing people, people of lagos state remove sentiment from this, i have seen how this so called BRT drivers misbehave and hit every one on its way, to me its serves them right. kill a soldier and get war, that BRT driver did it on purpose

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 10:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Secondly Lagicians shine your eyes very well, see how your governor empowered thugs to be making arrest, where in the world those civilian has the right to arrest a fellow civilian if not for lagos state, thos so called BTR workers who now harrase and even arrest, man we are so fucked up a people due to our blind sentiments, fashola is your governor support him while in the end you complain again

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 10:47 , Blogger @edDREAMZ said...

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  • At 5 July 2014 at 11:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How can yall be this dumb? What has fashola has to say, instead of him to blame the reckless brt bus drivers that always thinks that bcos there is a brt road it is their right to kill anyone on the road, so if its your relative that was killed because he used a brt lane you will support fashola and say its criminal to be on the brt lane, what right justifies the driver to take someone's life cos he uses the brt lane..That serves the brt drivers some good lessons there are so dumb and mean. Fashola you should go and educate your drivers on what to do on the road rather than trying to blame the soldiers action because they did what every other person that loses a colleague by a careless brt driver should do..

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 12:48 , Blogger Anselm Trump Okpara said...

    Last time I checked, a Nigerian stabbed a British soldier to death in the street of London....that is, a stranger unlawfully killing a soldier in his (the soldier's) own country, and the killer was only charged to court and jailed. Here a soldier 'unlawfully' plies the BRT reserved lane and gets knocked down accidentally (if that's trully the case) and the whole soldiers deployed to protect lives go out on rampage, destroying properties and injuring people - the same people whose hard-earned incomes are deducted to pay their (the soldier's) salaries. Now tell me, how many soldiers have been unlawfully killed by the boko haram in the North-Eastern part of this country?, and yet they haven't burnt down the Sambisa forest. Boko haram promises them attacks and even go as far as breaking into the army barracks and killing soldiers, and they have not stopped them. They are here practising their stupid skills in the streets of Lagos. #toobadforacountry

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 13:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He's a lawyer and knows how not to accuse anyone without getting the facts.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 17:43 , Anonymous APPLE said...

    Nigerian military are Just too STUPID . They need to be sent to the psychiatrist.

     
  • At 5 July 2014 at 17:50 , Anonymous ray said...

    some useless fellows are just illogically criticizing d military without taking a deeper look into d case.it was an act of negligence on d part of the soldier but such criticism shuldnt b awarded 2 d military.mistakes hapen,not all are learned just as you are.u know, most of u have ds believe dat soldiers are illiterates but i bet you dat if u bring out an average civilian and a military personel and both equally assessed, u wuld agree with me dat a military personel will do beta.

     

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