The Nigerian army has confessed to taking live ammunition to Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, where a notorious shooting took place.
This was confirmed by Ibrahim Taiwo, commander of the 81st Division of the Nigerian Army, while Olumide Fusika, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was cross-examined before the Lagos Judicial Panel on Saturday 21 November.
Taiwo, who said the live bullets were for the safety of the army team sent to restore order in the region, said that the blank bullets were used by the soldiers who opened fire. He also announced that they were on the field to defend their colleagues with live rounds from alleged hoodlums who fomented trouble.
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