Nigerian Army Fires Back At Sanwo Olu On Lekki Tollgate Shooting Says "You Asked Us To Come"

Nigerian Army Fires Back At Sanwo Olu On Lekki Tollgate Shooting Says "You Asked Us To Come"


Hours after Governor Sanwo Olu exposed the Nigerian Army for ordering the shooting of the Lekki Toll Gate, it has now reacted by insisting that it was invited by the Lagos state government to interfere in the aftermath of the End SARS demonstration.

Remember that Sanwo-Olu told CNN that the footage of the shooting revealed that the incident was the fault of the Nigerian Army.

Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Army PRO, Osoba Olaniyi said soldiers stayed away from the SARS End protests until they were invited to restore order by the Lagos government. Although restoring order, he said, soldiers did not shoot demonstrators, describing claims of the military targeting demonstrators as false.

“The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video on social media in which it was alleged that civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki Toll Plaza. This allegation is untrue, unfounded and aimed at causing anarchy in the country.

“At no time did soldiers of the Nigerian Army open fire on any civilian. From the onset of the ENDSARS protest, there was no time personnel of 81 Division Nigerian Army Lagos were involved.However, the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government (LASG) after a 24- hour curfew was imposed.

Finally, Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army reiterates Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities did not shoot at any civilian as there are glaring and convincing evidence to attest to this fact.

“This allegation is the hand work of mischief makers who will stop at nothing to tarnish the image of the Nigerian Army. The general public is hereby enjoined to discountenance this allegation as there is no iota of truth therein.”

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