Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education has reacted to the kiling of at least four persons after traders and military officers clashed at Ladipo market in Lagos.
She called on the Nigerian Army to investigate the killing of innocent persons on Tuesday.
It was earlier reported that there was a fracas at the Aguiyi Ironsi International Trade Centre, in the Paramo area of Ladipo Market when armed military men stormed the market and had a confrontation with some traders.
Sources hinted that the incident was caused by a military man who had insisted that an engine he bought over a year ago be changed, claiming that it was not in good condition.
He was said to have invited other soldiers who opened fire in the marketplace and killed about four persons.
The military, however, claimed only one person died.
Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili, quoting a viral video of the incident, questioned the Nigerian Army on why its personnel had taken a violent approach against civilians.
She also called for the sanction of those responsible for the violence.
“@DefenceInfoNG @HQNigerianArmy have just seen this and wonder why your men have chosen this approach against the civilian population.” Ezekwesili wrote on Twitter.
She also called “…for investigation of the incident and sanction of those who unleashed such violence in the Ladipo Spare Parts Market. End such behavior.”