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LASTMA official exchanges blows with soldier in public (Watch video)

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) and a military officer recently got into a serious fight on Lagos road.

In a video which surfaced on social media, the official was speaking harshly to the soldier over an unknown issue. The soldier who was inside a commercial vehicle also replied him amidst anger.

He then hurled insults at the soldier which forced him to step out of the Danfo bus and lunge at the traffic management officer.

The LASTMA official who held a baton used was using it to hit the uniformed officer and bystanders tried separating both.

Watch the video below:

@collinscollin77; Make the soldier call for backup. His own don be

@7thAllison; I would like to know the area this happened so my friends and I will avoid it for the next couple of days

@Auntymuse; The bus left the soldier 😭😭

@zachariah_31245; Ahh 😯, see trouble dey sleep and nyanga go wake am o, soldiers are definitely coming back to deal with the Lasma officer o

Meanwhile in other news…

The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) has dismissed speculations that it may deploy corp members to Niger Republic for military intervention.

NYSC issued a statement in reaction to rumours that circulated online suggesting that the scheme will mobilise members in the event of a war.

The rumour came about as a result of an resurfaced video of its Director-General Brig.Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim saying corps members are part of the national defence policy of the country.

But in a statement by Director, Press and Public Relations Eddy Megwa, NYSC stated that there is no iota of truth in the story. The scheme said the story must have been fabricated by the purveyor, a skit and content creator, purposely to drive traffic to his platform.

The statement read in part; “The general public, especially corps members, prospective corps members and their parents, should disregard the story, which borders on criminality in its entirety.

“Content and skit makers are strongly advised to desist from spreading false information capable of subverting the peace of the nation. Law enforcement agencies will stop at nothing to bring the purveyors of the story to justice.”

Meanwhile, in the viral clip that necessitated the statement, the NYSC DG said in June 2021 that serving NYSC members can be mobilised for war if need be.