Soldiers attacked some touts who inflicted injury on one of their colleagues at Second Rainbow on the Oshodi\Apapa expressway in Lagos.
According to Vanguard, there were different accounts as to how the clash started. A version of the account said the soldier was escorting a truck which was stopped by some touts on an extortion spree.
The soldier reportedly refused and was dragged out of the truck and gang beaten.
Another version of the account said the soldier in murfti was in a commercial bus heading towards Cele, when some touts popularly called ‘agbero’ clustered round the vehicle, demanding for money.
He was said to have ordered the ‘agbero’ to leave the vehicle . When they refused, he reportedly alighted from the bus to shove one of them away, only to be gang beaten by over ten of them.
One hour later, the injured soldier returned with his colleagues who descended on any tout in sight. They were still unleashing mayhem on the touts at 8pm.