The Nigerian Army has again repudiated another of its cases on the October 20 Lekki Toll Gate episode in Lagos by expressing that its troopers didn't go to the authorized time limit however were on another mission when they were assaulted by some criminals, who joined the EndSARS fight.
Brigadier-General Ibrahim Taiwo, Commander of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, who talked before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Saturday, said the troopers were going for activity along with the Epe pivot and had no elective course that was the reason they caused significant damage Gate zone that had been taken throughout by dissidents at that point.
Lt.- Gen Tukur Buratai
He said that quickly the warriors got to the cost entryway, they were "pelted and stoned by gangsters", adding that troopers reacted by terminating into the air to make room for them to proceed with their activities.
"The spot was cleared at about 8:45 pm and they said they were returning to their particular units.
"Later in the day, they went out again at about 11:00 pm," Taiwo added.
Taiwo, in any case, demanded that officers shot just dud projectiles while conceding that a few troopers were with live slugs.
He additionally expressed that given a similar condition, the military would act likewise to that of October 20, 2020.
Review that he had said that the military was called to end the savagery going on because of the #EndSARS fight and were at the Lekki Toll Gate.
He added that the military was not educated by the state government that the check-in time had been moved to 9:00 pm on that day.
Additionally, in an assertion credited to the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, the Nigerian Army said its officials were just guaranteeing consistency with the check-in time set up by the Lagos State Government.
The military uncovered that they were welcomed by Lagos State lead representative, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as it communicated its mistake at the lead representative for freely denying his association in the issue.
Review that because of the inclusion of the military, around twelve nonconformists were executed at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20 with numerous others left with discharge wounds.
The murdering of the dissenters started a shock in the state prompting wanton pulverization of properties by gangsters.