Many residents and passengers were stranded in Oshodi, Lagos State, as soldiers took over major places in the area.
According to Daily Trust, it was gathered that the Military personnel stormed the area on Thursday morning to avenge the death of an officer of the Nigerian Air Force, who was allegedly mobbed to death by hoodlums.
Many vehicles, especially commercial buses have been destroyed, while some persons were assaulted by the aggrieved security operatives.
Some residents heading to work were trapped in the ensuing violence while students fled back home.
Traders cleaning up their stores on the day of the weekly sanitation also fled just as some transporters abandoned their vehicles.
Soldiers targeting hoodlums were seen marching across the streets.
The situation compounded the traffic woe in the cosmopolitan city as there was no movement in and out the part of Oshodi where the rampaging soldiers are.
Oshodi links other major parts of Lagos and a major bus terminal is in that part of the state.