ENDSARS PROTEST: ARMY INSISTS ONLY BLANK BULLETS WERE FIRED AT LEKKI TOLLGATE
Speaking on the Lekki shooting saga, the Commander of the 81 Military Intelligent Brigadier, Ahmed Taiwo, has announced that the Nigerian Army fired only blank bullets containing gunpowder at the Lekki Tollgate area of Lagos State on October 20.
The Brigadier who made this known when he appeared before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the State Government to investigate cases of police brutality also insisted that the Military only fired into the air and not directly at the #EndSARS protesters.
While explaining that the blank bullets used cannot cause any damage to the flesh, Brigadier Taiwo said if real bullets were indeed fired, one bullet had the potency to kill three persons at one shot.
He reiterated the Army’s position that they were deployed to the scene on the orders of the State Government.