Wednesday, October 05, 2005

IT'S AS IF WORLD WAR I NEVER HAPPENED

Today CNN is reporting that Nigerian police and soldiers clashed in Lagos. Three people were killed and at least one car was burned. Apparently there was some altercation between a cop and a soldier and it all went to hell from there.

The interesting thing is that "armed with guns, machetes, knives and sticks, dozens of troops set fire to the Ojuelegba police station, several cars parked outside and part of the police barracks, witnesses said." Machetes, knives, and sticks? What is this, a pre-gunpowder army? Those weapons are fine for rioters, but this is the military.

On the other hand, nice police force. They might want to look into buying a few guns, since apparently any angry person with a stick can burn down their damned barracks. Did the army attack the traffic direction unit or something?

Now I understand why Biafra tried to leave Nigeria. They must have figured they could take the guys with the sticks, and be free and clear.

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