Soldiers have reportedly shot dead a motorcyclist in Apata area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday, February 4, 2023.
The medium quoted an eyewitness as saying that the incident happened after men of the Nigerian Army were deployed to the streets to douse the tension occasioned by Friday’s violent protests across the state.
The protests, which happened across major areas in the capital city, grounded activities as youths carrying placards expressed their grievances over the fuel and naira scarcity.
“We saw soldiers’ vehicles pass through Brent, and all we heard were gunshots.
“Everyone ran for their lives; some lay on the floor to avoid being hit by stray bullets,” the eyewitness was quoted to have said.
The eyewitness added that there was also a female casualty who is currently receiving treatment at the Lafia Hospital, Apata.
Efforts to reach the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, over the incident proved abortive.