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Army Confirms Sanwo-Olu Ordered to shoot protesters

Major Osoba Olaniyi, said troops were invited by the lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu due to the curfew imposed in the state.

Army Confirms Sanwo-Olu Ordered to shoot protesters during a peaceful protest at the lekki tollgate which caused the death of several youths and leftover 50 people injured.

Sanwo-Olu Ordered to shoot protesters

The protest was aimed towards the brutality of the police force and the end of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) with the involvement of celebrities, and external organization. Since the incident, the army has said the shooting at peaceful protesters wasn’t carried out by their personnel confirming those videos were photoshopped.

Also, the Lagos state governor denied his involvement of armed forces over peaceful protesters, says it’s beyond his powers. He also confirmed the soldiers carried out their duties within the rules of engagement. A statement released by the 81 division spokesperson Major Osoba Olaniyi confirms that orders were gotten from the Lagos state government to ensure the imposition of curfew in the state. he said;

The decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government after a 24 hours curfew was imposed.

“This was as a result of the violence which led to several police stations being burnt, policemen killed, suspects in police custody released and weapons carted away.

“The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that LASG requested for the military to intervene in order to restore normalcy,

The intervention of the military followed all laid down procedures for internal security operations and all the soldiers involved acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement for Internal Security operations

He confirmed protesters were not killed on that day, debunked video evidence of people being killed on that faithful day.

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As the question still remains, who ordered the shooting of #endsars protesters? An investigation panel has been set up by various local and international bodies over the shooting of protesters, assuring those involved would be prosecuted.

 

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