The Nigerian Army has finally admitted her soldiers took says it took live rounds of ammunition to Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, to disperse the #EndSARS protesters.
Brigadier General Ibrahim Taiwo, commander of the 81 division of the Nigerian Army, on Saturday, made the admission while testifying before the Lagos State judicial panel which is probing the incident.
Commenting on the incident while being cross examined by Olumide Fusika, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Taiwo said the live rounds were not used on protesters.
He said they were meant for the protection of the Army team that was deployed to restore order in the state.
The Army commander said while the soldiers who opened fire used blank bullets, their colleagues with live rounds were on ground to protect from suspected hoodlums who fomented trouble