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We Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Live Bullets, Nigerian Army Finally Admit

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, the formation involved

in the October 20, 2020 Lekki shooting of peaceful protesters,

has said that soldiers went to the toll gate with live ammunitions.

Ibrahim Taiwo, Commander of the division, disclosed this on

Saturday while testifying before the panel the Lagos

State Government set up to probe the incident.

While being cross examined by Olumide Fusika, a Senior Advocate

of Nigeria (SAN), Taiwo insisted that no one was shot dead as

soldiers only fired blank ammunition at the protesters and not live rounds.

He said that they were meant for the protection of the army team that was deployed to restore order in the state.

Despite evidence of people being killed and injured at

the Lekki incident, the army representative said the soldiers

only used blank bullets while their colleagues with live rounds

were on ground to protect them from suspected hoodlums, who caused trouble.

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