UPDATED: Army general indicts Buratai over shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki

The claim by DJ Switch that the Nigerian Army is looking for her is false.
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Buratai

More revelations about the events that led to the shooting of #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, have started to emerge.

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Victoria Island's 81st Military Intelligence Brigade Commander, fingered the Chief of Staff of the Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, as the person who ordered, on a black Tuesday night, the deployment of soldiers undergoing training at military schools in Lagos to the Lekki Toll Gate.

This disclosure was made by Brig. Gen. Taiwo while testifying at the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry currently investigating the shooting by soldiers deployed to enforce the curfew put on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of unarmed protesters.

In presenting his evidence in chief, Brig. Gen. Taiwo said:

“The 81 Division was short of troops and the Chief of Army Staff gave an extraordinary order that all Army schools should be shut down and everybody should be brought to the operation.”

He added that the day before the incident because he is also an examiner at the Nigerian Army Intelligence, he had taught the trainee soldiers about internal security techniques, and wondered that it was "unbelievable that just a day after learning the laws, they were going for an internal security operation" and did not put into practice what he taught them.

Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Turn, who posted live videos on Instagram from the Lekki Toll Gate on the night of October 20, when soldiers shot unarmed #EndSARS demonstrators. The senior military officer also refuted rumours that the Army was looking for Obianuju.

Brig. Gen Taiwo said the allegations are not valid because the Army has more fish to fry than to waste its resources in search of DJ Switch," who has allegedly moved to Canada.


“The claim by DJ Switch that the Nigerian Army is looking for her is false. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We have bigger fish to fry and that is how to stabilise Lagos.” Brig-Gen Taiwo said


Culled from Ripples Nigeria

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