2 injured as soldiers, police clash in Ogun
There was a clash between officers of the Nigerian Army and Special AntiRobbery Squad (SARS) of the Police in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, leaving at least two persons severely injured.
The clash paralyzed commercial activities for several hours at the ever-busy Ibara Flyover junction called TARMAC while innocent passers-by ran for safety.
Daily Trust gathered that trouble started when the SARS team stormed the TARMAC, a computer market, about 1.00pm to look for fraudulent customers and spotted a motorcyclist, Okada, carrying a man.
The Okada was stopped, and before the man he carried could explain himself, the SARS men descended on him, but when the man identified himself as an officer of the military, the SARS men disappeared. The battered Army officer got his colleagues and went after the policemen, chased them around the TARMAC, dragged one of them back to the scene and pounced on him too.
In the ensuing melee, the SARS team rescued their member and took to their heels. The battered Army officer and his colleagues vowed to fish out the armed policemen, a development that led to partial closure of the market.