“A captain came forward to intervene. Unfortunately, she had already cocked her rifle, so she just fired and killed him accidentally.”
The victims were moved to a secure location for debriefing and examination, before being reunited with their families,’’ he stated.
The bandits were neutralised on Saturday as the troops continue to push on to clear the North-West of banditry and terrorism.
While Mr Usman died after being shot in the neck, Mr Goodluck, hit with bullets in the chest and arm, was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
The Gazette gathered that the assailants stormed the community around 12a.m. on motor bikes.
It was unclear whether or not Corporal Ojo Ayodele had recently returned from a tour in the ongoing war against Boko Haram.
The lance corporal was attached to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, military sources said.
A spokesman for the Nigerian Army in Lagos did not return multiple requests seeking comments about the soldier’s conduct.
Her comments debunk spreading denial that no one was killed in the military violence in Lagos’ affluent Lekki suburb.
In a viral video, Lance Corporal Harrison Friday urged colleagues to avoid killing civilians marching against police brutality.