Around five people have been reported killed when the Nigerian Army work force conflicted with transport drivers in Ilesha-Baruba engine park in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, SaharaReporters reports.
The cause of the misunderstanding was said to be over an alleged N100 bribe which the soldiers, which mounted a roadblock in the area, demanded from the bus drivers. It was learnt that the crisis started on Friday, January 8, 2020, after a bus driver on Ilesha-Sinawu Road refused to part with N100 for the soldiers, and an argument ensued.
SaharaReporters learnt that in the course of the argument, the soldiers slapped him and he angrily left, came back and mobilised his other colleagues from the motor park. After that, the soldiers opened fire on the drivers and five persons were feared dead, while several others were injured